Almost every eating joint/restaurant/fast food center has a “bad table” – too close to the washrooms, tucked in a stuffy corner, bad lighting. No customer would want to be seated here.
So why have this table?
Why not replace it with some of restaurants own property – like a pantry corner, cell-phone charging zone, ‘collect your coupons’ station.
Another solution: make the table desirable – complimentary food, a visit by the manager/chef, flowers for the lady, discount for the kid at the table.
The point being it doesn’t matter what your constraints are, if you cannot avoid having a ‘bad table’.. guarantee a good experience despite that .