Service Operation of Restaurants-Fastfood Joints Essay

6763 Words Dec 15th, 2012 28 Pages
FASTFOOD / RESTAURANT INDUSTRY
Introduction
Indian QSR (quick service restaurants) Industry is growing very rapidly. It is a reflection of the change in the lifestyle, food habits and consumption pattern of the population. The incidence of Dining out, ordering from home as well as takeaways is rising creating an opportunity to cater to a wide mass of population. What was the domain of upper class, singles or forced bachelors, has percolated to all echelons of society. The incidence and value differ substantially, but penetration of such consumption habits is wide spread and is on the increase. Although largely an urban phenomenon, the pattern is also emerging in rural areas with better road connectivity, increased vehicle ownership and
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Although McDonald's was the first restaurant to use the assembly-line system, some people think of White Castle as the first fast-food chain. White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. At the time, most people considered the burgers sold at fairs, circuses, lunch counters and carts to be low-quality. Many people thought hamburger came from slaughterhouse scraps and spoiled meat.

White Castle's founders decided to change the public's perception of hamburgers. They built their restaurants so that customers could see the food being prepared. They painted the buildings white and even chose a name that suggested cleanliness. White Castle was most popular in the American East and Midwest, but its success helped give hamburger meat a better reputation nationwide. So, like cars, White Castle played an important part in the development of fast food. The McDonald brothers opened their redesigned restaurant in 1948, and several fast-food chains that exist today opened soon after. Burger King and Taco Bell got their start in the 1950s, and Wendy's opened in 1969. Some chains, like Carl's Jr., and Jack in the Box, existed before the Speedee Service System, but modified their cooking techniques after its debut. McDonald's, which started it all, is now the world's largest fast-food chain. The concept of ready-cooked food for sale is closely connected with urban development. In Ancient Rome cities had street stands that sold bread and wine. A

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