Someone said :
I always feel sorry for the staff having to clear all of these really oddly shaped plates/boards/baskets. They never seem to stack as well as the good old circle plate. I've a friend that always orders muscles because he loves the fancy boot shaped bowl they are presented in at a certain restaurant.
My eldest works partime in a New York restaurant, he told me the staff get used to handling boards, slayes, baskets ect..
However, he prefers plates , he can balance more plates when serving and clearing away..