Why do you think people go to restaurants when they want to celebrate something?
People mostly go to restaurants to celebrate a special day or a special event because that gives them a different experience than staying at home. They enjoy the view and the environment. Also, they can enjoy different types of foods that they usually do not cook at home. They can invite others and many people can gather at that place and that is more convenient than inviting all of them to gather in a house. The foods and dining experience could be bought with money and the host does not need to take any extra hassle to take care of every invited guest.
Which are more popular in your country: fast food restaurants or traditional restaurants?
Well, that varies based on the age group of people. Fast food shops are more popular among the students, teenagers and low-income class people while traditional restaurants are well-liked by working class people and high-income group people. When people need to take a quick meal they often go to a fast food restaurant but when they plan to have dinner with his family, traditional restaurant is their choice.
Why do you think that is?
Well, having fast food is cheaper and does not offer a great dining experience. That is why people with less money mostly go to a fast food shop. On the contrary, a traditional restaurant offers a better dining experience but costs a lot of money.
Some people say that food in an expensive restaurant is always better than food in a cheap restaurant – would you agree?
No, I would not agree with this statement. Generally, expensive restaurants have better cooks, a better environment and offer better service but this is always not the case. From my personal experience, I can say that I have many times enjoyed my dinner in a comparatively cheaper restaurant than in an expensive restaurant. My friends also have similar experiences.
Do you think there will be a greater choice of food available in shops in the future, or will there be less choice?
I think the choices would be greater in the future. If I compare my childhood experience, I can feel that we have more choices these days than it was before. The satellite TV channels, globalisation, better transportation and migration facility will surely widen the number of menus offered in a good restaurant in the future. The choices have increased than the past and will definitely increase in the future.
What effects has modern technology had on the way food is produced?
The modern technology has redefined the way people produce foods. From irrigation till kitchen, modern technology has made food production easier and more convenient. We can taste foods from other countries, can preserve them for a long, or cook a whole new menu only because of the technological advancement in recent years.
How important is it for a country to be able to grow all the food it needs, without importing any from other countries?
This would make a country self-dependent. They would be able to export many food items and thus they would become economically stronger. However, it is not practical that a country will produce all the food items their countrymen need and this is because foods and crops productions are greatly dependent on weather, temperature and soil condition of a country. Some really large countries might become successful in producing all their necessary foods, but most of the countries would have to rely on importing foods that they do not produce.