Dining Behaviors: Considering a foodservice theory of in-home, local community, and eating while traveling
The often-repeated layout of restaurants adopted by the majority of foodservice firms appears to represent the best practice for restaurant design and is viewed as the most common operational model in the field. What appears to vary, though, are the observed patterns of human behavior regarding dining when it occurs in different venues. These venues include in-home dining, “eating out” in local community restaurants, and dining while traveling. Some diners may behave differently depending on the setting, making novel choices about food selections. Do these differences in behavior present the opportunity to develop a theory of dining?
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