English translation: Hospitality business/industry - food service industry (US); catering establishments (UK)
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German term or phrase:
Hospitality business/industry - food service industry (US); catering establishments (UK)
German to English translations [PRO] Marketing - Food & Drink / marketing/advertising/food
German term or phrase:Gastronomiebetrieb
I need an all-encompassing term that includes restaurants, cafes, diners, etc. What I'm translating is quite funny. It's a small brochure of an advertising company in Germany that offers ads in toilet papers! They claim that because of the high "contact numbers" (contact between human and paper), they can guarantee a high degree of exposure...or in their case, eye-to-skin contact. ;-)
Eatery seems too 'cheap' and probably would not include high-end restaurants. Restaurant business?
Ok, all of you provided good answers. Sorry for not saying what target audience it's for. I actually could only assume it's for the stray English speakers who find themselves in the middle of the Autobahn and have to take nature's call, stop at a roadside bar and have to use "Big Willy" - no kidding! It's the name of the toilet paper dispenser that my client's client sells all over Germany! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Hi Marcus,
Is 'catering' too mundane for the brochure? Your 'restaurant business' suggestion sounds good to me. That would include high-end as well as cafes and diners.
yeswhere Local time: 10:21 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English
1 hr confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
restaurants and bars
Explanation: In the case you describe should cover most. Catering trade sounds a bit like home-made pies and excludes places likes Starbucks. That's at least my understanding. There are a number of entries in the Kudo glossary discussing the merits of various expressions.
EdithK Switzerland Local time: 15:21 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 113