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Restaurant Seats Diners on Beauty Scale
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When it comes to seating guests, restaurants might have a seemingly mysterious system, where deserving folks get the best table. At two restaurants in France, however, the seating system is simple: conventionally attractrive guests get the good seats; "ugly" diners get the bad ones.
According to The Telegraph, Thierry and Gilbert Costes, the brothers behind Le Georges and Café Marly, specifically instruct hostesses to give the best seats in the house with better views (and better visibility) to the best-looking guests.
"The good-looking ones are led to the good places, where they can be easily seen," former hostesses told Le Canard Enchaîné. "As for the non-good-looking ones, it is imperative that they be dispatched to the corners of the room."
The only exception? Celebrity guests.
Hostesses themselves must be less than 30 years old and more than 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a "model physique." A Le Georges restaurant representative apparently "did not deny" the existence of seating rules, saying, "It's a little complicated to answer." As for the Costes brothers, the owners had no comment.
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