Colonial America continued this tradition in the form of legislated Publick Houses.
The restaurant, as we know it today, is said to have been a byproduct of the French Revolution.
The first modern-type cafe was the Cafe Procope which opened in 1696.
The French Revolution launched the modern the restaurant industry.
Entrepreneurial French chefs were quick to capitalize on this market. Boulanger, 1765 "In about 1765, a Parisian 'bouillon seller' named Boulanger wrote on his sign: 'Boulanger sells restoratives fit for the gods'...