History of Restaurants
A History of the Restaurant
The earliest restaurants go back to ancient times, with food vendors in the streets of Ancient Rome and China. Through the Middle Ages up to 19th Century, restaurants transformed into fine dining establishments. Today, the restaurant industry is composed on many different concepts, from franchises to independent eateries.
A History of the Restaurant – Part One
the modern day restaurant as we know is credited to the French Revolution. Expansion of travel in the 19th Century brought about an increase in new restaurants both in Europe and the United States.
The History of Restaurants Part 2
The French Revolution is credited for the rise of fine dining. Displaced chefs from aristocratric households opened new restaurants throughout Paris, offering gourmet dining to the masses.
History of Restaurants Part 3
by the 20th century, the rise of the franchise chain, influenced heavily by McDonalds, changed the history of restaurants. By the 21st century, a rising obesity epidemic led to a change in restaurant menus, and resurgence of the farm-to-table movememnt.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Restaurants
Interesting facts about restaurants, from ancient times to modern day chains. Do you know where the largest restaurant is located? Or how about the oldest restaurant in the world?