"store" 'restaurant'

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Wed Apr 29 14:40:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:35 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at pokerwiz.com> wrote:
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> McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, etc. etc. etc - all of the chains, big and
> little, and lots of other food-service folks refer to their outlets (let's
> be fair, calling them restaurants would be a bit of a stretch) as "stores".

that's the context i'm familiar with. i'm guessing larger, corporate
operations do this, but i'd be surprised if smaller ones do.

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