History of Restaurants

There are many different categories of restaurants all over the world. They can either be fast food or sit down, expensive or cheap, casual or formal, and exotic or national. Some restaurants even offer a combination of these types.

Fast food restaurants usually have inexpensive prices and serve up food in a jiffy.

Sit down restaurants are generally more expensive than fast food joints but they can also be less expensive when you order off the menu.


The first restaurant was built by an Armenian man named Van Moug in 1843 . It was called the Mougiosville Exchange and the intention was to serve everyone alcohol, a popular pastime at that time. In Europe, restaurants became popular in the middle ages and medieval times.


They have a more relaxed atmosphere with tables and chairs and they don’t rush you out like fast food restaurants do.


Casual restaurants are less expensive than sit down but they still have an upbeat atmosphere. Formal restaurants are the most expensive, but they are also the most elegant.


In many cases, the restaurant owner/operator performs this function.

Fast Food

There was a fast food restaurant back then too, but not like there is today, it was called a fast food stand. Fast food stands have been around since the 1500’s. The first Burger King opened in 1957; the famous American fast food chain now has over 14,000 restaurants in 100 countries. Nowadays, people have moved on to more sophisticated and gourmet foods such as sushi and Thai cuisine. It seems that the number of restaurants is increasing every day, so there will always be a place to eat no matter where you are.

All restaurants should be located in the best possible place.

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All restaurants should be located in the best possible place. There are several different types of places to consider when looking for a place to open a restaurant. A good place to start is near schools, colleges, and universities. This will build a customer base right away because college students are always hungry, even though they don't have much money.