Types of Restaurant Chains Operating in India
Fine Dining Restaurants – Characterised by full service with a specific dedicated meal course, decor features high quality material and highly trained staff in formal attire. Olive is a perfect example for this kind.
Casual Dining Restaurants – Characterized by moderately priced food in a causal atmosphere with table service (except in buffet-style restaurants) and sometimes a full bar with separate bar staff. Caters to the market segment between fine dining and quick-service restaurants. If you are in the Delhi NCR, you’d have visited Geoffrey’s which best represents this.
Bars and Lounges – Characterized by a focus on beverages, particularly alcoholic beverages. The higher end bars with premium pricing are referred to as lounges. F Bar & Lounges, Elevate, Steel, Mocha, Den, Hard Rock Cafe, Sports Bar and TGIF.
Quick Service Restaurants – Characterised by minimal table service. Some restaurants also feature takeaway and home delivery formats. McDonald’s, KFC, Nirula’s, Domino’s Bikanerwala, Agarwal Sweets and Pizza Hut
Food Courts – Typically a collection of multiple quick service restaurants with a common seating area: A relatively new format, popularized by shopping malls. Typically present in shared spaces including malls, airports, hospitals and office complexes.
Cafes – Comprises modern format beverage retailing chains including coffee bars, parlors and tea bars. Barista Lavazza and Cafe Coffee Day are examples that belong to this category.