Do you use a tabletop caddy?

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My partner in crime is opening a restaurant (well, buying and refurbing one already in business). It's in a harbor and he's going full nautical. In with all the headaches of getting a 2 million! dollar insurance policy on the place, finding out 2/3 of the employees aren't on the books, replacing about to break down kitchen equipment, you name it ... he's looking at fun things like tabletop caddies to hold things on the table and at the bar (that would need to hold a menu as well). It's pretty basic food ... currently on the tables: salt, pepper, little jelly packages, ketchup and 'maple' syrup. There's also a little plastic thing with sweeteners in it. I think something shaped like a boat would be so fun but likely impractical.

Whatever it is would have to be available in the US  I found some things on a UK site and they don't ship here. He needs 22 of them. 

Any ideas? 

 

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Something like this would be fun... maybe have them customize to hold a menu or drink menu in the middle...?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/633617357/vintage-nautical-ships-wheel-serv...

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I emailed rockland cafe, hoping they answer. re etsy ... that's really nice. I don't think we can get 22 at that price ... but I like them. Thanks.

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Thank you.

John, that's very kind. Hopefully won't have to do that!

Morticia, do you know the name of the diner?

 

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Rockland Cafe.

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If you can't find an easier/cheaper solution you can get them shipped to me and I'll send them on.

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A diner in Rockland has exactly this! Boat shaped condiment holders. They also hold the menus. Dang. I don't have a picture of it. But, I think they are mounted on the wall so you've got more room in the table.

Try Christmas tree shops. They've got napkins holders for picnic tables that might work. Generally right in the front of the store, but they may have switched over to fall stuff.

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I just goo gled ‘menu and condiment caddy’ and a good variety of images came up.  Try and get the kind that can be picked up by crooking one finger and are easy to clean!

Congrats on the new endeavor!

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