Everyone loves to eat, but not everyone loves to cook. That is basically why there are so many restaurants for people to go to when they don’t feel like cooking or they simply don’t know how to cook. There are different kinds of restaurants to choose from, there are Indian, Chinese, Italian, American, Japanese and more.
It usually depends on what you are in the mood for, a lot of people are actually very adventurous that they usually love trying different restaurants that they have never been to before. However, there are relatable steps that people usually do when they plan on going to a restaurant they have never been to before, and here are some of them.
Ordering food at a new restaurant
Most of the time when people hear about a restaurant, they usually get the information from someone they know that talked about it and recommended it to them. They could have also found it online as an advertisement or also a video on YouTube where people are actually going to different restaurants and give their reviews about it.
One of the most common and the most advanced ways to get enough information about a certain restaurant is by using applications like Yelp, wherein people could actually rate each restaurant and make comments about their experience. More and more people are actually doing this so the higher the Yelp rating a restaurant has, the more people are keen to try it.
First Impressions Last
Another relatable moment that almost everyone has is remembering their very first time eating at a specific restaurant. Almost every first time leaves a first impression that would stay in the back of your head for a long time that it would simply be something that you would remember when you go back to the restaurant or when someone talks about it.
The very first thing people notice is, of course, the location and the area. Somewhere that is very busy and have a lot of competition like in the city or a shopping district, or somewhere that is kind of difficult to go to and the neighborhood isn’t exactly ideal and inviting. The aura or the vibe that the restaurant also gives the very first time a customer comes in is very important.
Usually, it depends on a kind of restaurant it is but people normally like it when the vibe is inviting and comfortable. If it is a fine dining restaurant then it is usually expected to be elegant and solemn.
Most people nowadays take photos of their food before eating them
Dilemma On The Menu
This has got to be one of the most relatable moments for everyone. The main reason why people go to restaurants is to eat but then again it is always a struggle when it is time for you to choose what you have to eat. Unfortunately, you can’t exactly order everything on the menu all at once since firstly, it would be so expensive, and secondly, it is just not ideal since that would be a lot of food.
This is now where the adventurousness comes in when picking whatever you want to eat on the menu, it would either be something that sounds familiar to you or you could try to order something different for a change. Most people try sticking to food that is familiar to them since they simply want to find out how this new restaurant would add their own twist to it.
Regrets come in when the goods you order does not taste come at all
Taste Test Anxiety
Once you have ordered, the excitement now comes in especially when you are hungry. However, that excitement will now turn into anxiety since you don’t exactly know if you will be wasting your money by ordering something you shouldn’t have or seeing the food being served to other tables makes you wish you would have gotten something different.
That anxiety will only be gone once your food arrives, most people nowadays feel the need to take a photo of their food first before they dig into it, and if it pictures perfect ready, then you will most likely feel the excitement again. However, the regret will overpower you if you finally tasted your food and it is not good.
Coming Back or Not
Last but not the least is the million dollar question whether you will come back to the restaurant or not. Some people consider many things when thinking of an answer to that question, some of them base it on the service and the restaurant itself, but most of them base it on the food. Usually, when a certain dish is not that good, people would have a bad first impression but there is always a second time around to be given to try other dishes.