Different People You See At Restaurants
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The 7 Types Of People You See At A Restaurant

You'll run into all of them sooner or later.

The 7 Types Of People You See At A Restaurant
Maggie Cahill

It's your birthday. Your anniversary. Your insert-celebration-here. It's just another Friday night, and you have decided that your kitchen is closed. So it's time to go out to eat. Where will you go? What will you eat? How will you choose? All important questions, but none are nearly as exciting as the one that has yet to be posed: Who will you see? You're not in your kitchen anymore. It's time to people-watch.

1. The foodie.


Their necessities: phone camera, Instagram, trendy foods (like smoothie bowls, kombucha, and quinoa)

Preferred atmosphere: clean, simple, restored

In a word: aesthetic

2. The family.


Their necessities: high chair(s), crayons, kids menu complete with word scrambles and a maze

Preferred atmosphere: affordable, comfortable, noisy

In a word: friendly

3. Those who lunch.


Their necessities: iced tea with lemon, salad, gossip

Preferred atmosphere: fresh, cute, local

In a word: timeless

4. The couple.


Their necessities: champagne, a dessert with two forks, dim lighting

Preferred atmosphere: romantic, private, elegant

In a word: charming

5. The group of teenagers.


Their necessities: $20 bill, cell phone, car keys with too many key chains

Preferred atmosphere: cheap, convenient, familiar

In a word: freedom

6. The moms.


Their necessities: bottle of wine, appetizers, pictures from Facebook for reference

Preferred atmosphere: chic, sophisticated, popular

In a word: reunion

7. The professionals.


Their necessities: legal pad, blazer, negotiation

Preferred atmosphere: classy, polite, formal

In a word: business

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