a restaurant in which patrons wait on themselves, carrying their food to tables from counters where it is displayed and served.
a lunchroom or dining hall, as in a factory, office, or school, where food is served from counters or dispensed from vending machines or where food brought from home may be eaten.
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a self-service restaurant
a fringe benefit chosen by an employee from a range of benefits offered under a cafeteria plan.
a fringe-benefit plan under which employees may choose from among various benefits those that best fit their needs, up to a specified dollar value. noun
set up to allow a variety of choices. arranged like a cafeteria.