Food Types

Restaurants can be broken down into not only multiple types of restaurants such as casual dining, fine dining etc, but also in the food types they prepare and serve. Although there are just a few different types of restaurants, there are endless foods they may focus on. This is true especially if you consider all the ethnic food choices out there. This site breaks all the food choices into 13 types –

  • American
  • Asian
  • Bakery
  • Barbecue
  • Chicken
  • Coffeehouse
  • Desserts (and more)
  • Family Style
  • Hamburgers
  • Italian and Pizza
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood

There are of course so many more food types than that and hopefully, as our restaurant database grows so will our different food types. Keep checking back for any additional food groups you may be looking for.

Arby’s

Arby’s

Arby’s was founded in Boardman, Ohio on July 23, 1964, by brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel, of New Castle, PA. Forrest “Fuzzy” Raffel was a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel and Restaurant Administration…

 
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Abuelo’s

Abuelo’s

To understand the story of Abuelo’s, one of the more upscale Mexican restaurants in our country, you first need to go to back to China where the very young founder, James Young fled to Taiwan…

 
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A&W All-American Food

A&W All-American Food

Before we can talk about A&W, can we first discuss root beer, the signature item of the chain that dates back to the colonists? Root beer is made of 16 roots and herbs with the most…

 
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Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

Before we can talk about the barbecue at Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and Hof’s Hut, we need to go back to a much simpler time in the 1930s where Dirk and Sjoukje (a Dutch immigrant) Hofman…

 
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Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Our first (and only?) love story… Most of us have had a bad first date. I remember a couple where I knew the chance of a relationship was over before knowing what I was going…

 
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Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky’s

Schlotzsky’s was started by Don and Dolores Dissman in 1971. They should be credited with doing one thing very well. Not many restaurants could pull off a menu with one sandwich but they found a…

 
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Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain

Part one of a three part trilogy. Au Bon Pain (we’ll tackle the pronunciation later) began in France, now resides in Germany with one American businessman in the center.  The story begins in 1976 when…

 
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Freebirds World Burrito

Freebirds World Burrito

“Born in California. Raised in Texas” is their slogan. Mark Orfalea originally designed the restaurant around the roasted chicken concept similar to El Pollo Loco and wanted to deliver food to the UC Santa Barbara students.…

 
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Hooters

Hooters

Regardless of your thoughts on the chain, their story is at least unique. It almost begins as a joke or skit on Saturday Night Live. What happens when you have six businessmen in Florida who…

 
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Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel

Dan Evins could have probably remained prosperous in his family oil business, but he wanted to serve a different market. Dan turned to the restaurant industry and identified something missing.  He saw the new interstate system…

 
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