A food court is generally an indoor plaza where various F&B vendors come together in a single large hall with a common seating space. Usually self-service outlets, fast-food items are more popular in food courts. However, with the growing trend of mall-based entertainment, shopping and recreation, food courts too have evolved to accommodate traditional meals.
Food courts may also be found in airports and parks. In some cases such as petrol stations on highways it may be a stand-alone development for the convenience of the travellers. In some places of learning such as high schools and universities, food courts have also come to replace or complement traditional cafeterias.