A restaurant is a business that deals with the preparation and serving of drinks and food to customers. Mostly, food is eaten on the premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out food and food deliveries. Some restaurants also offer alcoholic beverages such as tequila, beer, and wine. Restaurants vary in appearance as they range from inexpensive restaurants to high-end establishments.
Categories of restaurants
- Ethnic restaurants-These type of restaurants has a specialty in ethnic cuisines. An example is Chinese restaurants specialize in Chinese Cuisine.
- Fast Casual – They don’t offer full table service in that they mostly serve in disposable utensils. Examples include Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera, both in the U.S.
- Fast food- They range from street vendors to corporations like KFC. They mostly emphasize on quick service as customers carry their food from the counter to their preferred table. Examples include McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, Burger King, and Taco Bell.
- Casual dining – This type of restaurant serves relatively priced food. Some have a full bar with bar staff and are mostly solely owned. Examples include Outback Steakhouse, Texas Roadhouse, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro.
- Premium Casual – They are an upgrade of the casual dining. They feature a dining area and a lounge with some entertainment screens. They are mostly found in shopping districts. Their menu options often include burgers, steaks, pizza, Asian foods, and seafood.
- Family Style- They are a type of casual dining restaurants. Food is served in platters, and the customers serve themselves. Examples include Bonefish Grill, Cracker Barrel, and TGI Friday’s.
- Fine dining- These are high-end restaurants. They offer full restaurant services with dedicated meals. Their décor is unique and of high quality and have rules that the customers are expected to follow. They are often called white-tablecloth restaurants because the tables were mostly covered with white tablecloths.