Probably growing out of the tea houses and taverns that catered to travellers, Kaifeng's restaurants blossomed into an industry catering to locals as well as people from other regions of China.
There is a direct correlation between the growth of the restaurant businesses and institutions of theatrical stage drama, gambling and prostitution which served the burgeoning merchant middle class during the Song dynasty.
The primary factors are usually the food itself (e.g. Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, French, Mexican, Thai) or the style of offering (e.g.
tapas bar, a sushi train, a tastet restaurant, a buffet restaurant or a yum cha restaurant).
Typically, at mid- to high-priced restaurants, customers sit at tables, their orders are taken by a waiter, who brings the food when it is ready. In some restaurants, such as workplace cafeterias, there are no waiters; the customers use trays, on which they place cold items that they select from a refrigerated container and hot items which they request from cooks, and then they pay a cashier before they sit down.
Another restaurant approach which uses few waiters is the buffet restaurant.
Fast food restaurants are also considered a restaurant.
The travelling public has long been catered for with ship's messes and railway restaurant cars which are, in effect, travelling restaurants.
It's something that Armenians really love to present to the world. And the majority is centralized in the capital city - Yerevan.
See also : Best Restaurants in Yerevan The Armenian restaurants offer a wide variety of dishes, delicious food, sweets, and bakings.