There exists an extensive variety of catering establishments and throughout history catering establishments have been created to satisfy a particular form of demand related to consumer’s needs. There appears to be little new in present styles of catering operations which did not appear in some form or another in previous periods. In ancient Rome drinking houses, eating rooms, lodging houses, inns and snack bars were in existence and later at the time of the Renaissance, innkeepers themselves set up various rules both for the protection of consumers and for the good name of the trade.
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