List of restaurant terminology

This is a list of restaurant terminology. A restaurant is a business that prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with a running tab. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services. Restaurants vary greatly in appearance and offerings, including a wide variety of the main chef's cuisines and service models.

Restaurant terminologyEdit

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  1. ^ Selk, Avi (2018-06-23). "Why a small-town restaurant owner asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave — and would do it again". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-06-23. If you’ve ever heard the term “to 86 someone,” it comes from the restaurant industry — code for a table eviction.
  2. ^ "byob". Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins. Retrieved April 17, 2013.