Phillip Viohl in a shower of sparks, cutting down one of the tables to make room for the new booths at The Square  

Phillip Viohl in a shower of sparks, cutting down one of the tables to make room for the new booths at The Square

 

Phillip upholstering the seat cushions.  Just about the only choice he didn't make was the fabric… he left that to the ladies. 

Phillip upholstering the seat cushions.  Just about the only choice he didn't make was the fabric… he left that to the ladies. 

Et voila! 

Et voila! 

When you have a restaurant, there are a million things to consider.  What sort of tea glasses should we have?  What should the menu look like? What color should we paint the walls?What kind of music should we play? How heavy should the plates be? What types of crackers should we buy? What kind of chairs should we use?  What should the restrooms' air freshener's scent be?  Which forks have the right weight? What should the thermostat be set at?  All of these questions are asking the same thing, really: How can we provide the most comfortable, relaxing, enjoyable dining experience possible for our guests? 

For months now, The Square has been undergoing little tweaks & changes... New chairs, improvements to our menu, the addition of a kids menu, continually training our staff, broadening our beer and wine selection.  More recently, we added window blinds to control the amount of light coming in during the bright hours of the day, and switched out the table legs for more comfortable & spacious legroom under our tables.  All of these were met with positive responses from our diners.  

Still, Phillip thought that there was one big improvement needed to be made.   He wanted booths.  

In our building, adding booths is easier said than done.   We did not want to have to compromise our antique cotton-cart tables because we love them, and our diners love them.  But, these tables don't fit any standard booth size.  They are big and heavy and made from beautiful old hardwoods.  So Phillip got out his trusty graphing paper & pencils and started drawing.  Within an afternoon, he had designed and measured out the plans to hand-build booths to fit perfectly within our space, and to work with our tables. 

And then the work began.  In between his already insane schedule of managing the business of the restaurant & leading In the kitchen, he found time to get to his workshop & build the booths by hand.  Countless trips to the hardware store & the lumber yard, many late nights after the restaurant closed, and Sunday afternoon days later, he finished them.  

Thank goodness for our herculean coworker, Jason, because he showed up on Monday to help Phillip move & install these hefty booths.

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...Judging by the overwhelming response on Facebook, other folks appreciate his hard work, too!

Continually changing to fit our diner's needs has been one of the easiest choices we've made as a restaurant. We'd love to have you in our place here in downtown Moultrie, Ga anytime you're looking to be spoiled with a delicious meal!