Why Stand When You Can Sit?
Many people have different preferences when it comes to dining out. Some prefer sit-down restaurants while others prefer fast food restaurants. Each have special qualities that make the experience memorable. The service, menus and the atmosphere are usually the deciding factors in where people prefer to eat.
Service can be a big decision factor when choosing where to eat. If you are wanting to take a number and stand in line or refill a drink, fast food is definitely the choice for you. If you enjoy a relaxing personal service, going to a sit-down restaurant is the better choice. Although your meal may take longer to be prepared, the server makes you feel at home. You get to know your waitstaff on a more comfortable level. They work quickly and serve you to their best capability because they live off of the tips they make. At a fast food restaurant, they do not get tips. Their pay is based on an hourly wage so they may not completely try to fulfill the consumers needs. Basically, fast food servers get paid the same whether of not they “hold the mayo.”
In addition, the menu can be another major deciding factor. Fast food restaurants tend to have large, vibrant menus posted on the wall above the counters. They do not have personal menus to give out. These menus are very limited. They usually consist of very high calorie foods and are rarely healthy to eat. Sit-down restaurants, on the other hand, have more variety of healthy foods. Their menus have different sections such as pastas, salads, and meats. Sit-down restaurants give the options of preparing as well, such as grilled and fried. This causes prices to be a little higher than a fast food menu.
Although sit-down restaurants may be more expensive, the experience is well worth the cost in comparison to a fast food restaurant. Typically, fast food restaurants are uncomfortable and dirty feeling. They have reusable trays, harsh lighting, and the tables are not cleaned after...