BIANCA SIMBARASHE MUBAIWA
THE GLOBAL HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
1. List four types of restaurants available to the public. Give an example of each and list the main features and the target market. Fast food Fast food restaurants emphasize speed of service. Operations range from small-scale street vendors with carts to multi-billion dollar corporations like McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Fast food restaurants are also known as QSR or quick-service restaurants. Fast casual Fast casual restaurants usually do not offer full table service, but may offer non-disposable plates and cutlery. The quality of food and prices tend to be higher than those of a conventional fast food restaurant but may be lower than casual dining.Casual diningA casual dining restaurant is a restaurant that serves moderately-priced food in a casual atmosphere. Except for buffet-style restaurants, casual dining restaurants typically provide table service. Casual dining comprises a market segment between fast food establishments and fine dining restaurants. Casual dining restaurants often have a full bar with separate bar staff, a larger beer menu and a limited wine menu. They are frequently, but not necessarily, part of a wider chain, particularly in the United States. In Italy, such casual restaurants are often called "trattoria," and are usually independently owned and operated. Family styleFamily style restaurants are a type of casual dining restaurants where food is often served on platters and the diners serve themselves. Typically, alcoholic beverages are not sold at family-style casual dining restaurants
2. Describe four different operational styles of food service. Give examples, as well as advantages and disadvantages for each.  chapter 6Counter serviceA food service counterDining on stools at a lunch counter instead of tablesCounter service is a form of service in restaurants, pubs, and bars where food or drinks are ordered at the counter. Counter service is...