Furniture makers are selling bigger chairs and tables to U.S. restaurants, an apparent accommodation to growing customers. Chili's has begun testing more spacious eating spaces and was looking at installing tables up to 12 inches larger at future Chili's outlets. One chair manufacturer said his company is rethinking size -- as in making products bigger -- because customers are bigger. "Let's face it, America has an obesity problem," said Jerry Falk of Foldcraft Co. of MinnesotaLink
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