Paris restaurants usher ugly customers to back tables
PARIS - France 24
Hostesses and waitresses have to observe strict seating arrangements based on looks. AFP photoA fat billfold is no guarantee of a good table at upscale Paris restaurants, which arrange customers based on two very specific categories: the attractive and the ugly.
Hostesses and waitresses at the chic restaurants Georges, on the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou, and Café Marly, overlooking the Louvre’s courtyard, have to observe strict seating arrangements based on looks, according to a French daily.
Tables near the entrance or on the terrace of Georges are kept for good-looking people, while those considered unattractive are quickly ushered to tables in the back or in the corners, Le Canard Enchainé newspaper revealed based on interviews with former wait staff.