self-service

Definitions

General English

Food

  • A type of service of food where the customers go to a counter where food is laid out and usually help themselves to cold items and sometimes to hot items. The food is then taken to a cash receiving point, if to be paid for, where the cost is computed and paid. Cutlery, napkins, seasonings and condiments are usually collected after payment.

Travel

  • adjective where the customers serve themselves
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