Sims Superior Seating | Booth Seating

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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 6 options here.

UPHOLSTERED/WOOD TRIM BOOTHS – See the 8 options here.

WOOD BOOTHS – See the 7 options here.

UPHOLSTERED/LAMINATED TRIM BOOTHS – See the option here to include the *SIMS Special.

LAMINATED BOOTHS – See the 11 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.


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If the first 5 diners of the Top 10 Classic American Diners haven’t got your mouth watering, these next 5 surely will. According to the, we will take a trip with Mile High Biscuits in Utah, through the Silver Crescent City where they “love them one and all”, to a 1939 classic “vinyl seating and marble countertops” diner in one of the prettiest towns in America. Bon Appétit!

5. Ruth’s Diner (Salt Lake City, UT) – Serving comfort food since 1930, Ruth’s diner is one of the oldest dining establishments in the state of Utah. Specialties such as the Mile High Biscuits with Country Gravy and the Holy Smokes Pulled Pork Sandwich with homemade barbeque sauce will surely have you coming back for more.

4. Mickey’s Dining Car (St. Paul, MN) – Looking for something opened 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, then Mickey’s is your best bet. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, featured on Food Network and a landmark star in several Hollywood films, Mickey’s has been serving good food at a fair price since 1939.

3. Slim Goodie’s Diner (New Orleans, LA) – The incredible fare and toe-tapping music aren’t the only reasons visitors from around the world visit Slim Goodie’s Diner in New Orleans. Slim Goodie’s Diner embodies the heart and soul of giving back to the community. After Hurricane Katrina (and without power), the staff rallied and helped feed hundreds of local residents. After Hurricane Isaac, again they rallied and helped feed displaced victims. They definitely stand by their proclamation of “the best customers anyone could ask for, we love them one and all!”

2. A1 Diner (Gardiner, ME) – Serving a fresh menu since 1946 with ingredients locally sourced, A1 Diner is committed to serving their community. If you are lucky to stop by, try out their Sicilian Lamb Stew and seasonal treats such as Pumpkin Caramel Pudding.

1. Wellsboro Diner (Wellsboro, PA) – Located in one of the prettiest towns in America, visitors enjoy a home cooked meal in Wellsboro Diner after visiting the gorge at the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Step back into time when they opened their doors in 1939 and enjoy a mouthwatering mile-high cake or one of their famous baked on-site pies.

SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the hospitality and food service industry since 1977, so we understand the needs of the family dining experience or the restaurant seating needs of a diner style establishment. If you are looking for a partner with deep experience in every facet of commercial seating manufacturing, call us today at 800-729-9178.


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95-newportThere is no doubt that diners are always in style. Famous for serving simple comfort foods at reasonable prices, this type of dining experience has been enjoyed for many generations. Often found are chrome, vinyl and neon, and loads of burgers, fries and milkshakes! But not all diners fit the mold; some are a reflection of the community it serves or a taste into the comfort foods of Europe. Whatever diner style tickles your taste buds best, here are 5 of the top 10 classic American diners according to the

10. Zip’s Dining Car (Dayville, CT) – Famous for their open-faced sandwich featuring an 8 oz. rib-eye seared to perfection, Zip’s has been in business since 1954. Zip’s was used in one of Stephen King’s novels and has been visited by Joe DiMaggio and Renee Zellweger.

9. Skyliner Diner (Rochester, NY) – Moved from Williamsport, PA to the atrium of the Strong Children’s Museum in Rochester, milkshakes and root beer floats are enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

8. Pink Cadillac Diner (Natural Bridge, VA) – This diner that serves a famous “Elvis” burger is a “must see” if you are in the area. Life-size cutouts of movie icons such as Elvis and Marilyn Monroe adorn this establishment.

7. Goody Goody Diner (St. Louis, MO) – Rumored to be inspired by the Johnny Mercer tune “Goody Goody!” this popular diner has been serving up memories since 1948. You could wait a bit due to its popularity, but their famous dish of chicken and waffles is well worth the wait.

6. 66 Diner (Albuquerque, NM) – Step back into the 50’s with this full soda fountain that boasts the best milkshakes in Albuquerque.

Be sure to catch the second serving of the Top 10 Classic American Diners in our next blog.

SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the hospitality and food service industry since 1977, so we understand the needs of the family dining experience or the restaurant seating needs of a diner style establishment. If you are looking for a partner with deep experience in every facet of commercial seating manufacturing, call us today at 800-729-9178.


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Charles and Kathryn Sims

Charles and Kathryn Sims

SIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the restaurant and hospitality industry since 1977. The goal of founders Charles and Kathryn Sims has always been…

“To provide the best value and unmatched quality over time. In fact, durability is an essential requirement, which is often ignored in mass-produced furniture. We strive to hold down cost and raise our quality standards to the utmost.”

Charles and Kathryn were not strangers to the restaurant furniture manufacturing industry. Kathryn’s father was the first genuine manufacturer of booth seating in Georgia. With a legacy of booth making traditions since 1947, Charles and Kathryn decided to start their own business in 1977. In a rented cotton warehouse, they employed many of the trusted folks in the industry to carry on the family booth making tradition.

“We wondered if the world would beat a path to our door if we made a better restaurant booth. It did. And we wondered if we located the plant in our hometown whether people could find it. They did. And we wondered if we could find the people to help make the business a continuing success. We did.” – Charles Sims

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.

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.


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#6poufThe 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.


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termsSIMS Superior Seating has been manufacturing high quality furniture to meet the diversified needs of the food service and hospitality industry since 1977. As a leading expert in the industry, SIMS furniture will make a positive, lasting impression on your customers, clients and employees.

Let’s take a look at some common terms used in furniture manufacturing at SIMS Superior Seating:

Crumb Strip: A two-inch strip of trim that can be added to models that do not have a crumb trough.

Crumb Trough: Standard wipe out tray between the back and seat.

Deuce: Seats one person.

Divider: Additional piece of trim that extends back height to add privacy.

Eased Edge or Corner: Rounded to remove a sharp edge or corner.

Finished or Unfinished End: Specify left or right as you are sitting in the booth – not facing it.

Double/Single Trim: Double wide post or caps (shipped separately) to join two frames back to back.

FOB (Free On Board): Merchandise accepted by the carrier.

Welt (Upholstery Term): A covered cord sewn into a seam for reinforcement or trim.

W2W: Wall to Wall dimension.

Headroll (Upholstery Term): Six-inch horizontal accent standard flat or contoured channel across top of the booth; and may extend down sides; and may be smooth or shirred.

ISB (Upholstery Term): InSide Back

KD: Knocked Down. Product is shipped partially unassembled.

Opening: Dimension that includes a table and seating on either side.

OA: OverAll dimension.

OSB: OutSide Back.

Post Panel or End Cap: Trim to finish the end of a booth.

Returns: Outside back of the short sides of a circle.

Rise: Booth back that is higher in the center, sloping down at both ends.

SE: Table Top with a laminated edge.

SU: Set Up. Product is shipped assembled.

Wall Panel: A laminated or upholstered partition, the height of the booth and the length of the opening.

For more information regarding the services and products that SIMS Superior Seating offers, contact us at 800-729-9178.


Sims Seating | Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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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!