A restaurant is a retail establishment that serves prepared food to customers. Service is generally for eating on premises, though the term has been used to include take-out establishments and food delivery services. The term covers many types of venues and a diversity of styles of cuisine and service. Restaurants are sometimes a feature of a larger complex, typically a hotel, where the dining amenities are provided for the convenience of the residents and, of course, for the hotel with a
singular objective to maximize their potential revenue. Such restaurants are often also open to non-residents. Restaurants range from unpretentious lunching or dining places catering to people working nearby, with simple food and fixed menu served in simple settings at low prices, to expensive
Establishments serving expensive speciality food and wines in a Formal setting. In the former case, customers usually wear casual Clothing. In the latter case, depending on culture and local traditions,
Customers might wear semi-casual, semi-formal, or even in rare Cases formal wear. Typically, customers sit at tables, their orders are Taken by a waiter, who brings the food when it is ready, and the Customers pay the bill before leaving. In class or porches restaurants there will be a host or hostess or even a miter d'hôtel to welcome Customers and to seat them. Other staff’s waiting on customers Include busboys and sommeliers.
CLASSIFICATION OF RESTAURANTS
Restaurants can be classified by whether they provide places to sit, whether they are served by wait-staff and the quality of the Service, the formal atmosphere, and the price range. Restaurants are generally classified into three groups:
1. Quick Service - Also known as fast-food restaurants. They offer limited menus that are prepared quickly. They usually have drive-thru windows and take-out. They may also be self service outfits.
2. Mid scale - They offer full meals at a medium price that customers perceive as "good value." They can be o f full service, buffets or limited service with customers ordering at the counter and having their food brought to them or self service.
3. Upscale - Offer high quality cuisine at a high end price. They offer full service and have a high quality of ambiance.