What do people like about visiting and experiencing restaurants? I want to survey concerning this, to know  how many people like to go to restaurants?

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People like to experience cuisine they might not normally be able to get in their own home. They like the social aspect of dining out with other people. Sometimes, they may love a particular version of a dish that only their favorite restaurant can provide. Food is a pleasure in...

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People like to experience cuisine they might not normally be able to get in their own home. They like the social aspect of dining out with other people. Sometimes, they may love a particular version of a dish that only their favorite restaurant can provide. Food is a pleasure in life and people enjoy dining out to experience that pleasure.

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I think people like to visit restaurants because they can experience food and ingredients that they might not otherwise, they can get ideas for their own cooking and it's a break from the monotony of making your own food. You can try different dishes without having to plan and spend time and energy on making them.

They can also experience their favourite foods made to perfection. For example, I have eaten tiramisu in so many different places but I'll never get tired of it!

I think people also go to restaurants for the atmosphere and the service. As a former waitress, I hate it when I go to restaurants and find water marks on the cutlery or finger prints all over the rim of the plate.

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I don't go out to eat very often, but I do enjoy the experience most of the time. I appreciate the variety of experience offered by restaurants, as compared to eating at home in a space that I know very well. 

 

The restaurants I like best offer a range of price points but not too many menu options. I don't want a menu to be book length...but I do want a variety of options in pricing. 

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I like going to restaurants for a couple reasons. First, I hate doing dishes. Second, I enjoy being waited on. Now, this is not saying that I look at waitresses and waiters as servants. Instead, as a mother, I simply enjoy being able to sit back and relax at dinner time.

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I eat at restaurants at least once or twice per week, and I enjoy a break from preparing a meal (I do most of the cooking in the family). I like being able to soothe a craving with a particular type (bar-b-q, seafood) or ethnic style (Mexican, Italian) of food, and I enjoy the social atmosphere of eating out with friends or running into acquaintances. The down side: It's always cheaper (and sometimes better) to prepare the meal yourself at home.

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I like restaurants because I am a terrible cook.  It also allows me to experience food I do not have the capacity to cook myself.  I really enjoy the atmosphere of some of my favorite restaurants too.

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In answer to your survey, I do not like to go to restaurants.  The reason for this is that restaurants invariably cost more money than I would need to spend to eat at home.  I do not like to waste money and going to restaurants seems like a waste of money.

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Most people like visiting restaurants as a break from the regular day-to-day preparation of meals at home. They typically enjoy (most times, though not always) the ambiance of eating out at a quality restaurant, whether fine dining, casual dining, or fast food/take-out type places.

Eating out in restaurants gives one the chance to try a variety of fare, whether unique dishes from different countries, or regional foods using ingredients sourced from farmers and such close at hand to where a diner lives. Restaurant eating also gives an individual the chance to try, first-hand, recipes from chefs who've gained a reputation for exotic and fanciful food offerings.

In addition, eating out in restaurants is something most people enjoy because it often inspires them to try new recipes and variations of recipes at home. Furthermore, eating out in restaurants is popular because it is a time-saver when on the run going to and from different activities and responsibilities. It's easy to run into a fast food place and the like for a quick meal while on the go.

Moreover, people enjoy eating out in restaurants because it becomes a social event, especially if it involves a local restaurant where they generally run into people from their community and engage in conversation while enjoying good food. The act of eating at a restaurant, within one's community especially, also contributes to the local economy. It helps the restaurant and the other businesses in the community dependent on the restaurant, such as food, drink, and packaging suppliers.

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