Ch4 Understanding the Restaurant Industry

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Ch4. Understanding the Restaurant Industry Summary Food service is a huge industry. Career opportunities abound throughout the various industry segments, which include eating and drinking places; lodging operations; transportation, recreational, business and industry, educational, health care, and retail markets; corrections and military food service; and contract food management companies. Eating and drinking places constitute the largest segment of the restaurant industry. This segment includes full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, commercial cafeterias, social caterers, ice cream and frozen custard stands, and bars and taverns. Over 88 percent of sales from the eating-and-drinking-places segment are from full-service and quick-service restaurants. Consequently, these restaurants offer the most opportunities for hospitality students. Full-service restaurants are generally categorized in terms of price, menu, or atmosphere. The distinguishing features of quick-service restaurants are that they offer a narrow selection of food, provide limited service, and focus on speed of preparation and delivery. Compared to other industries, the restaurant industry offers unmatched opportunities for
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