[ IMPROVING DINING ALONE EXPERIENCES ]

A dining alone system that provides attentive service for solo diners, who do not enjoy but have to dine alone in China, to improve their dining alone experiences. Then, it will REDUCE their EMBARRASSMENT, LONELINESS and HOMESICKNESS feelings.

CONDITION STATEMENT

 

Nowadays, dining alone is a common phenomenon in China. More Chinese people have to eat alone because of living alone, working alone in other cities and having no friends around. However, there are still some Chinese people, who do not enjoy eating alone, especially dining alone in a restaurant because they feel embarrassed and lonely. Moreover, some solo diners are easy to get homesick in a restaurant because they will miss their hometowns and families when there are many groups of people eat around them. In addition, the dining alone experiences of some Chinese restaurants are not comfortable for a solo diner because they usually only have a big table for serving solo diners, and sometimes, they will let a solo diner share a table with others. 

 

 

( CHINESE DINING CULTURE BACKGROUND )

In China, eating alone used to be a relatively taboo activity. Chinese prefer eating together than dining alone because they like to be in a noisy atmosphere and a lively crowd. If people dine alone, that means they do not have any friends or they are weird people.

 

REQUIREMENTS

    ( PRIVACY )           ( CULTURAL ELEMENTS )           ( INDIVIDUAL )

( RESTAURANT BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS )

After the research and design process, I found that each Chinese restaurant usually focuses on one cuisine, and there are famous eight regional cuisines in China. Therefore, I want to add the cultural elements of Chinese eight regional cuisines to this topic, so that it will reduce loneliness

and embarrassment feelings of the solo diners, and relieve their homesickness.

FOUR OPTIONS

      FOR RESTAURANT OWNERS

_OPTION 1

{ A single dining table for an INDIVIDUAL. }

_OPTION 2

{ A single dining table with partitions for PRIVACY. }

_OPTION 3

{ A dining alone table that can be combined for serving a pair of people. ——RESTAURANT BUSINESS CONSIDERATIONS }

_OPTION 4

{ Eight different styles of single dining tables that are from the CULTURAL ELEMENTS of Chinese eight regional cuisines. }

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