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    #1

    One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    What is one general word (or phrase) for cafes, snack bars, restaurants, canteens, cafeterias etc?
    Places to get food from?
    Public catering is a general word for food delivery services, not just cafes, snack bars, restaurants, canteens, cafeterias in general, isn't it?
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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    You could call them all "eateries" or "eating establishments". But I would be comfortable calling them all restaurants.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    Food and beverage outlets is a more general term.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    I would use "food outlets" or "eating establishments" (BrE).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    "Food and beverage outlets" sounds like a store/shop to me.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    Don't you count cafés and restaurants etc as stores?
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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    A food and beverage outlet is an establishment that provides food and drink, e.g. pub, bar, cafe, bistro, restaurant etc. It is an accepted term in the hospitality industry.
    http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_food_and_beverage_outlet


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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    No. I don't. For me a store is a place you carry things out of.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    Ted, that was one person's opinion. If I heard "food and beverage outlet", I would think of a 7-11 store.

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    Re: One general word for cafes, snack bars, restaurants

    Another BrE vs AmE difference. Here, a shop is pretty much anywhere you spend money! A restaurant is a shop which sells food you eat on the premises. A supermarket is a shop which sells food you take away. I would, of course, differentiate between them for clarity.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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