2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments, known as cafeterias, buffets, or grill buffets, primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals for immediate consumption using cafeteria-style or buffet serving equipment, such as steam tables, refrigerated areas, display grills, and self-service nonalcoholic beverage dispensing equipment. Patrons select from food and drink items on display in a continuous cafeteria line or from buffet stations.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated and pay after eating--are classified in Industry 722110, Full-Service Restaurants; and
- Providing food services where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating, other than cafeterias, buffets, grill buffets, and snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars--are classified in U.S. Industry 722211, Limited-Service Restaurants.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Buffet eating places