SETTING THESAURUS

FAST FOOD RESTAURANT



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A long front counter with cashiers manning registers
A compact kitchen with stainless steel counters and equipment 
A drive-thru window
An attendant with a headset manning the window
Menu boards
Pictures of specials or iconic menu items
A condiment station housing ketchup and sauces, napkins, vinegar, stir sticks, straws, lids, etc.
A soda and ice dispenser
A children’s play area (a colorful enclosed climbing gym, tubes to explore, games, etc.)
Posters on the walls advertising different products or specials
Images of a mascot or some other symbol for the restaurant
Garbage cans
Stacks of used trays
Tables and booths
Rolling high chairs
Booster seats
People carrying trays of food and drinks
Stray straw wrappers and receipts on the floor
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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