Celebrating the Wobble Wedge: The Restaurant Industry’s Secret Weapon

October 28, 2015

How a deceptively simple piece of plastic straightened out the restaurant world.

The brand of table shim used by most restaurants around the world was inspired by a situation all too familiar to the average diner. Robert Bellows and his wife Terry Mae Cohen were eating out. The table was wobbly. Robert’s soup ended up in his lap. The soup was red. But rather than brush off the experience and purchase a new pair of pants, Bellows let this moment change the next 30 years of his life. “Terry said, ‘We can solve this problem,'” he recalls. “We started to…