Since 1977, SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the food service and hospitality industry. As a leading expert in the industry, SIMS furniture will make a positive, lasting impression on your customers, clients and employees. We are excited you are considering SIMS and we have put together some frequently asked questions to help with your research.
Q: HOW LONG HAS SIMS SUPERIOR SEATING BEEN IN BUSINESS?
A: SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the hospitality industry since 1977, but Sims Superior Seating has been able to claim a legacy of a booth making tradition since 1947. With a strong commitment to the family tradition and a management staff with over 150 years of booth making experience, SIMS Superior Seating has become a leader in the restaurant and hospitality furniture industry. Serving over 20 different regional and national chains, SIMS’ service to their customers has given them the reputation for superior quality and durability.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS DOES SIMS SUPERIOR SEATING OFFER?
A: We have several products to meet the needs of the hospitality and food industry: standard booths, pouf booths, ottomans, waiting benches, seating dividers, chairs, barstools, planters, trash receptacles and more! You can view our catalog of current products right here.
Q: CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF CERTAIN TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS FOUND IN THE CATALOG?
A: We have put together a list of common terms, abbreviations and definitions right here on our website. If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-729-9178.
Q: CAN YOU CUSTOM DESIGN FURNITURE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR FACILITY?
A: SIMS has the ability to produce anything you might think of when it comes to wood design. Start simple or go custom, we can deliver whatever you have in mind. We can produce a host of offerings with finished wood, laminates, as well as assorted price ranges of upholstery materials along with metal legs and fabrication. If you have something in mind that doesn’t quite fit the “standard design”, give us a call and we can discuss your ideas.
If you are ready to work with a dedicated and committed leader in the restaurant and hospitality furniture industry, welcome to the SIMS family! We look forward to learning about your upcoming projects and advising you on the exact customization needs that your work demands. Give us a call today at 800-729-9178.
SIMS BOOTHS – INTIMATE, FLEXIBLE, FUTURE-PROOF
There is no doubt booth seating is a great choice in the hospitality industry. Booths bring a level of intimacy to the dining experience, even at the most casual restaurants. Booths are also flexible. No matter what kind of establishment you own, we have a booth design that can be customized to fit your needs. Another benefit of booths are that they are timeless! Booth seating has been around for years and will continue to stand the test of time aesthetically and functionally. If you have older booths, you may need to consider an update. Let’s take a look at the standard booth options:
FULLY UPHOLSTERED BOOTHS – See the 8 options here.
UPHOLSTERED/WOOD TRIM BOOTHS – See the 6 options here.
WOOD BOOTHS – See the 3 options here.
LAMINATED BOOTHS – See the 3 options here.
Whether opening up a new establishment or redesigning or updating a current business, consider your booth selection carefully. The designers at SIMS Superior Seating are constantly looking for innovative ways to bring additional comfort and warmth to the booth experience. Our team of design experts constantly brings new, fresh and exciting designs and color palettes together for our customers. SIMS Superior Seating knows booth seating. Give us a call today at: 800-729-9178.
* SIMS Special: Upholstered/Laminated Trim Booth product # C-05 is available for the Quick Ship program in single and double booth options. For more details about this program special, read more here.
According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), American eating habits are shifting more towards “food away from home” (picking up from restaurants) rather than getting food at grocery stores. Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group for the NRA, says that 75% of restaurant industry traffic is off-premise. Whether a customer is ordering takeout or delivery, 75% of Americans are not consuming the food in the restaurant, but are consuming it elsewhere. Here are a 3 reasons why this trend is being seen today.
DOMESTIC DUTIES OUTSOURCED: If we are living in a society that outsources domestic duties such as cleaning, child care and transportation, why not the kitchen? By outsourcing the kitchen duties, more time is allowed to spend with your family or friends doing something you probably enjoy more.
PRESSURE LIFTED TO COOK HOME-COOKED MEALS: Unlike the past when many of us ate home-cooked meals 95% of the time, things have changed. Most families have dual-working parents, multiple extracurricular activities for the kids, extended education programs and more; and having the time to spend a few hours in the kitchen can be a difficult task. We have become busier than ever these days and it’s no surprise that few of us have the time to shop, prep and cook meals on our own. No wonder it’s easier for us to turn to restaurants to provide those services for us.
COST AND TIME SAVINGS: As discussed already, the amount of time spent in the kitchen can add up to time you don’t always have, especially during the week. By outsourcing your kitchen, you can gain back the time and often the cost. Cost of gas to visit several grocery stores to find all the ingredients. Cost of a babysitter or daycare if you long to shop without your children. Cost of organic or exotic foods that are either hard to find or you have to buy in larger amounts that you will ever need. Cost of food you purchase that may rot or go stale before you consume it. By outsourcing you can spend more time with your family and friends and save a few Benjamins in the meantime.
This is an interesting trend, however this might not be something you choose to do 7 days a week. Many families do enjoy some time in the kitchen together. But for those days that it seems more like a stressful chore, pick up your phone or jump online and place that order!
For more information regarding SIMS Superior Seating and the seating products we offer, please give us a call at 800-729-9178.
The word “pouf” is defined by The Free Dictionary as a “large solid cushion, usually cylindrical or cubic in shape and used as a seat”. An “ottoman” is defined as a “low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest; a cushioned footstool”.
At SIMS Superior Seating, we have been the authority on these two types of furniture since 1977. Pouf booths and ottomans are very common pieces of furniture in the hospitality and restaurant seating industries. They are commonly found in waiting areas of restaurants and churches, lobbies of resorts and casinos, and often in lounges.
POUF BOOTH SEATING – We can build the right pouf booth for your design needs. Round or racetrack? Will it hold a centerpiece or wrap around a column? Victorian, Art Deco or Post Modern? We can design a simple, yet functional style or take it to the next level with button tufting, arms with wood accents, and a variety of leg and base treatments.
OTTOMANS – This type of furniture isn’t just for resting your legs anymore. They are multi-functional in suite concepts as alternatives to coffee tables or flexible seating in casual settings. Show us the concept you envision for your design needs and we’ll make it happen. Simple or jazzy, we’ve got you covered.
If you think your establishment could benefit from pouf booth seating and ottomans, give SIMS a call at 800-729-9178.
The leading authority on “everything food”, the Food Network Channel, has pared down it’s list of “America’s best restaurants” to the top 10. Counted down by world-renowned chef, Bobby Flay, the list includes restaurants such as Rao’s in Harlem where it’s impossible to get a reservation, to Slappy Cakes in Portland where you make your own pancakes.
- Rao’s (New York City and Las Vegas): Family-owned since 1896 and serves traditional Italian dishes. Rao’s has also developed a range of products made from natural ingredients for retail trade and are enjoyed in Italian food kitchens worldwide.
- Snow’s BBQ (Lexington, Texas): Only open on Saturdays from 8am until the food is gone.
- Antoine’s (New Orleans, Louisiana): The city’s oldest French-Creole fine dining restaurant. Highly recommended for the New Orleans’ “must-do” list.
- Waterman’s Beach Lobster (South Thomaston, Maine): Family-owned, casual waterside lobster shack overlooking the beautiful Muscle Ridge Channel.
- Sierra Mar (Big Sur, California): Found at the Post Ranch Inn, this cliff-top fine dining establishment offers breathtaking views and is the winner of Wine Spectator’s prestigious Grand Award.
- The French Laundry (Yountville, California): Renowned restaurant in Napa Valley run by famous chef Thomas Keller. One of the world’s finest eating establishments, dinner starts at several hundred dollars per person.
- Slappy Cakes (Portland, Oregon): DIY tableside pancakes and other tasty treats. Food Network chef, Alton Brown says “It’s Nirvana for the Culinary Control Freak!”
- Burt’s Place (Morton Grove, Illinois): Famous for its deep-dish pies, this 30-seat, no frills place is all about the pizza.
- Travail Kitchen and Amusements (Robbinsdale, Minnesota): Visit them on Facebook to get a glance into this interactive American cuisine restaurant featuring 10-course tasting menus.
- Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain (Brooklyn, New York): Take a step back into the late 1800’s and enjoy a sundae or ice cream float in a traditional soda fountain setting.
SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the food service and hospitality industry such as these “Top 10 Best restaurants in America”, since 1977. Whether you or your clients are early in the design process or interested in updating and renovating the look and feel of an existing establishment, the SIMS experts are on top of innovations that capitalize on important trends, improve your bottom line and keep your clients happy. Contact us to find out more.
We receive a variety of questions on a daily basis here at SIMS Seating. For your convenience, we have put together a few of our most frequently asked questions and answers. If you still have questions not listed here, or would like more information, please give us a call at 800-729-9178 or contact us online–we are here to help!
How long have you been in business?
SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the hospitality industry since 1977, but Sims Superior Seating has been able to claim a legacy of a booth making tradition since 1947.
What products do you offer?
We have several products to meet the needs of the hospitality and food industry: standard booths, pouf booths, ottomans, waiting benches, seating dividers, chairs, barstools, planters, trash receptacles and more!
Can I view your products online?
Absolutely! You can view our catalog of current products right here.
Can you explain the meaning of certain terms and abbreviations found in your catalog?
We have put together a list of common terms, abbreviations and definitions right here on our website. If you have any other questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-729-9178 or contact us online—we’ll be happy to help!
Can you custom design furniture to meet the needs of our facility?
SIMS has the ability to produce anything you might think of when it comes to wood design. Start simple or go custom, we can deliver whatever you have in mind. We can produce a host of offerings with finished wood, laminates, as well as assorted price ranges of upholstery materials along with metal legs and fabrication. If you have something in mind that doesn’t quite fit the “standard design”, give us a call and we can discuss your ideas.
For more information about SIMS Seating, the products we offer, or pricing estimates—give us a call at 800-729-9178 or contact us online. And don’t forget to sign up for our e-news to receive special offers and important information. We look forward to hearing from you!