Thoroughbred Village

When I asked the pretty young thing behind the bar the purpose of the funny-looking plastic guard that seemed to form a shield between the person working the bar and the customers, she suggested it might be a sneeze-guard. Perhaps, but then why would it be at only two locations (that I've seen so far)? Maybe it's a new thing, but even though I was on the road for three more weeks, I still only saw it at one other store.