Different types of restaurants exist in the restaurant industry. This opens the doors to restaurateurs having different concepts. From fine dining to a pizzeria, sandwich shop, breakfast cafe and sushi restaurant, you are bound to see a broad range of concepts. However, each restaurant will fall under one of three categories which include full service, fast-casual service, quick service.
Restaurants that offer full service honour the tradition of dining out. Guests are invited to sit at tables while servers take your order, serve you food and drinks. Full service restaurants come under fine dining or casual eateries. The kitchen staff is made up of waiters and bartenders and the restaurant will employ hosts.
Fine dining is right on top of the concept ladder. The service and quality offered are of the highest standard. Guests will experience fine dishes made by renowned chefs, beautiful decor and unique setting. There are both advantages and challenges of operating a fine dining establishment.
Fine Dining Features
The prices are generally high, service style is top notch, atmosphere is exceptional, and the managers and servers are experienced professionals that have made their career in the restaurant industry. Managers at fine dining restaurants will have extensive knowledge of food and wine. Chefs will perhaps have a culinary degree and serve aesthetically pleasing food. The downside is challenges faced during economic hurdles. Not everyone can afford to eat a fancy and upscale establishment.
Fast Casual Service
Fast casual restaurants are in-between full service and quick service. Fast casual establishment offer high quality food but at relatively affordable prices. The menu is not as expensive as fine dining.
Fast Casual Features
The prices are affordable, the service style allows guests to select from a menu board and pay at the cashier. The atmosphere is clean, basic and nice but with low key ambiance. There are strong advantages at fast casual; the main reason being customers can afford the menu. These types of restaurants are versatile and organic. If they have a liquor silence these restaurants bring in a large adult clientele.
The challenge is there can be a big turnover. Some employees may feel like this is their pass by, go to or in-between, which leaves you with employees leaving often to find a more established place of work. Workers do not see the level of dedication required in fast casual as they do in full service.
Quick service capitalizes on convenience and speed. Most fast food restaurants come under quick service. Quick service establishments have inexpensive menus, speedy service and simple decor.
Quick Service Features
Quick service restaurants are the least expensive, service style includes over the counter or menu board, the atmosphere is clean and hygienic, whilst the main advantage is the overall consistency of speed and service. The challenge is once again the big turnover. The young workforce that tends to work at fast food eateries will not stick it out for too long. Many of them are high schools students, college students or people that are having a hard time finding stable employment.