Food Courts in India are the biggest Hoax. If you choose to eat at a food court, you have to be either dying of hunger or that has to be the last place left on the earth after an apocalypse. Let’s face it, how many of you have actually ate a food court and said “VOW, that was the best meal of my life?“ nobody right? So, let’s take a look into the major negatives of eating in a Food court.
1. Exorbitant Prices.
Customer: I’ll have a Masala Dosa and an Orange Juice. How much sir?
Cashier: That will be one kidney, half your liver and your father’s property!
One really has to shell out a lot to eat at a food court. Most of the time we go with an intention of spending just 100 Rs. and it invariably rounds up to 250 at the least.
2. Food Quality.
Ever ordered a Biryani or anything else at a food court and realized that the food your great grandmother prepared and stored before she died would taste better? Nothing new comrades. Outlets at food courts end up having a lot of surplus because of the varied footfall hence they don’t manage to sell out thus leading to loss. That’s why most of the times they store ingredients for long and food tastes bad.
This is perhaps one of the most disappointing parts of eating at a food court after the price. Charge more ok but the quantity given is often not even enough for a Guinea Pig, let alone you. This seems to be an issue internationally. I mean no one is ever full after a meal at a food court.
4. Lack of Privacy.
Though this isn’t a major issue, there is an absolute lack of privacy at any food court you eat at. By the time you leave you will be familiar about why the lady’s son on the table next you decided to go for medical and not engineering.
5. Long waits.
This of course isn’t a problem in Mangalore unless it’s a weekend. Most other places have terrible wait times. This is primarily due to the small size of the kitchen and the volumes of orders coming in.
At the end of the day, the entire blame cannot be put on the outlet solely. They too have to cope with exorbitant rents, small spaces plus they have to give a share of their entire profit to the Mall! But then again it’s not an excuse either. Let’s hope things change in the future. Thank god for restaurants outside malls.