A restaurant is a place where food is sold to the public.
Some restaurants are a chain, meaning that there are a lot of restaurants that have the same name and serve the same food. McDonald's, Burger King, and Pizza Hut are examples of chain restaurants that are all over the world. These restaurants serve fast food (inexpensive already-prepared food).
Ancient history[change | change source]
In Ancient Greece and Rome there were were small restaurant-bars offering food and drinks. They were called thermopolia (singular thermopolium). Many dwellings did not have kitchens, and eating out was an important part of socializing.
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References[change | change source]
- Ellis S.J.R. 2004. The distribution of bars at Pompeii: archaeological, spatial and viewshed analyses. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 17, pp. 371–384 (374f.)