[Tagging] Fast food vs. restaurant vs. cafe
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Mon May 3 14:33:26 BST 2010
On 3 May 2010, at 5:18 , Greg Troxel wrote:
> Katie Filbert <filbertk at gmail.com> writes:
>> * Baskin Robbins (fast food?)
> This is the missing ice cream shop I think. But if they serve other
> food, it's made to order, and they have table service - restaurant.
>> * Fuddruckers (restaurant or fast food?)
> tough call
>> * Panera Bread (restaurant or cafe?)
> cafe - food is made to order, and while fast, it's real food.
> Basically my rules are:
> restaurant: full menu, table service, can walk in for dinner or lunch
> and get a proper meal
> fast food: pre-made hamburgers etc. with counter ordering. tends to
> be not 'real food' from the foodie-nut point of view. definitely
> burger king etc. is this category. I also put dunkin donuts in this
> cafe: place to get coffee and light food, typically no table service,
> but limited menu. (You may ask: what's the difference between cafe and
> fast food? 1) cafe has 'real food' vs chemically engineered
> pseudofood. 2) cafe tends to be a nice place to go vs a place to go
> when you don't have time to eat and are desparate. That has lots of
> bias, but it's an important distinction. I'd put starbucks here, just
> barely. independent coffee shops almost certainly.
> ice cream stand - this is tough, and it's sort of like a cafe that has
> ice cream instead.
> I try to think: what will map users want to know. This is all heading
> down the slippery slope of a full ontology for the world and also
> encoding judgement. My bias is clear: a cafe is a nice place to go,
> fast food is to be avoided.
good summary. and because of the rule "fast food to be avoided" I rarely map these. and interestingly I see more real restaurants and cafe in osm. are most mappers foodies?
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