The integration of these systems should also facilitate the proper cleaning and sanitation of all spaces where food is handled. In addition to this, it will also be a good reference for researchers, consultants and planners of food and food systems. Quick-service restaurants (QSR), commonly known as fast food by the general public, are those in which the customer orders at a counter, pays before receiving the product and picks up the food at the counter. Years ago, food trucks and street food vendors wouldn't have been included in a chapter of a textbook, but today they are a popular and constantly growing segment.
A commercial food service establishment is one whose primary purpose is to create and sell food and beverages. Food service is constantly evolving, and this chapter will highlight some of the notable trends and emerging issues.