Youll find restaurants for every situation in the United States. If youre in a hurry, you may just want to grab some "junk food" at a grocery store, or you can get a bite to eat at one of the many fast food chains, like McDonalds, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, or Taco Bell. Or you can get a hero or submarine sandwich "to stay" or "to go" from a sandwich shop or deli.
Some of these places have tables, but many dont. People eat in their cars or take their food home, to their offices or to parks. If you prefer sitting down but still dont want to spend much, you can try a cafeteria. At all of these places, you pick and choose your own food and then pay at a cash register, but you usually have to clear the table when you finish!