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food court

n.
An area, such as a section of a mall or of an airport, in which vendors sell food at stations about a common eating space.

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n.
a space, as in a shopping mall, with a concentration of fast-food stalls and usu. a common eating area.
[1980–85]
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Noun1.food court - an area (as in a shopping mall) where fast food is sold (usually around a common eating area)
courtyard, court - an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
shopping center, shopping centre, shopping mall, mall, plaza, center - mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace; "a good plaza should have a movie house"; "they spent their weekends at the local malls"
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They have kept their sprawling food courts open by covering the entrances to the food courts with huge boards mentioning that dining-in is allowed only for those not fasting.
The layout and architecture is very contemporary as compared to the mundane food courts and is in sync with the global trends.
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You may not be able to store perishable foods, but at least you can taste them in the food courts usually located on the basement floor of department stores.
When the work is completed the centre will house one of the best food courts in the Midlands with other facilities to match.
At a growing number of malls across the country, food courts are being surrounded by TV sets bombarding shoppers with ads and fluff.
When I contacted 17 top retailers recently to discuss their new food courts, every single one reported disappointing results.
Currently, 15,000 state-of-the-art advertising tables are seen in food courts throughout 63 of the Country's top malls.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-12 September 2006-Nordic Service Partners AB acquires two food courts in Stockholm(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Is the honeymoon over for branded food courts or will they live happily ever after alongside standard supermarket foodservice departments?
So goes today's conventional wisdom about food courts.