A restaurant is simply a place to have food outside your home. It is smaller in size than a hotel as it does not have accommodation facilities. It is an establishment that serves the customers with prepared food and beverages to order, to be consumed on the premises. The term covers a multiplicity of venues and a diversity of styles of cuisine. The one and only feature of a restaurant is the kind of food and/or beverages it serves to its customers. There are all sorts of restaurants in all cities of the world ranging from budget to very expensive ones where international cuisine is served and the ambience is great.
Some restaurants also serve alcoholic drinks for which they obtain a license from the administration. Some are specialized restaurants where a particular cuisine is served such as Chinese, Italian, Thai, Japanese, and so on. Restaurants range from unpretentious lunching or dining places catering to people working nearby, with simple food and fixed menu served in simple settings at low prices, to expensive establishments serving expensive speciality food and wines in a formal setting. In the former case, customers usually wear casual clothing. In the latter case, depending on culture and local traditions, customers might wear semi-casual, semi-formal, or even in rare cases formal wear. Typically, customers sit at tables, their orders are taken by a waiter, who brings the food when it is ready, and the customers pay the bill before leaving.
INDIA is one of the world’s largest producers as well as consumers of food. Changing food consumption patterns of India’s population is expected to not only increase consumption volume in absolute terms to US$230 billion but also shift people’s diet qualitatively towards richer, processed foods, which will force increased commodity requirements. The industry players say that they are observing a healthy business growth in the Millennium City and there are areas where the business has observed an exceptional response. Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
• A G S Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd.
• Au Bon Pain Cafe India Ltd.
• Dodsal Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
• Forbes Facility Services Pvt. Ltd.
• Green Dot Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
• Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.
• Koti Resorts Ltd.
• Lakeview Clubs Ltd.
• Market City Developers Pvt. Ltd.
• Mayur Leather Products Ltd.
• Mount Shivalik Inds. Ltd.
• R T C Restaurants (India) Ltd.
• Speciality Restaurants Ltd.
• Wah Restaurants Pvt. Ltd.