"store" 'restaurant'

Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 30 05:27:53 UTC 2009

I've heard the same at Starbucks and at oil-change (e.g., Jiffy-Lube)
and tire chains (e.g., NTB) as well (no, the latter two would not be
restaurants by any stretch of imagination). Generally, I can also
confirm corporate-speak refers to franchises as "stores" irrespectively
of what it is that they actually sell. Domino's, Panera, Starbucks and
McDonald's all have "stores" despite radically different kinds of
service each of them provides. On a different note, which of these might
be called "restaurant" in any jargon?


Ann Burlingham wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 10:35 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at pokerwiz.com> wrote:
>> 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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