Today, I'd like to talk about people's lunch habit in US. As a food lover, the type of person who would appreciate six meals a day, I always treat lunch as one of the most important things during the day. However, I later found out that things are so different in US.
As an example, just share my today's lunch as an example. Panera is a very popular restaurant known for its healthy American food. When I was there for the first time, I was having problem of knowing what to order, so as my friends. Now, it becomes way easier. Anyway, this happened to be my lunch place today.
One thing Panera is known for - bread. Their motto is that everything starts with bread. See those fancy and decent bread of different types on the side? This is lunch time, so usually there is a long queue. Most people usually get a sandwich or salad for takeaway or eat-in.
Lunch can be really quiet. Some people take friends together, some just sit and eat by themselves. It is really common that people sit and eat alone.
Ok, my lunch today is the sandwich called "Turkey&Bacon Bravo", a piece of Panera signature bread and the New England Clam Chowder(the soup). And they all taste really good....
Ok, now on the way out, it is different types of drink. Let me explain the label: Hot Water, Light Roast, Decaffeinated, Dark Roasted and Hazelnut. The last four are different kinds of coffee. By the way, if you use the cup Panera provided, you can have as much coffee as you wanted. I am not a coffee fan, but I am sure some of you will like this.
I am not sure what the time on the label is for. Guess it is the exact time when the coffee is brewed, mostly less than 20min ago,really fresh!
Most people in US are used to the term: quick lunch. As my American colleagues usually ask me:" Wanna grab lunch?" As you can tell from the word "grab", it is supposed to be a quick thing, sometimes no longer than 30 min. Some of them actually just get a sandwich and eat it on the go. Maybe it is out of the reason that work life is hectic or maybe it is just a simple habit.