Depending on whether you are meeting a friend for a casual meal, or hoping to close an important business deal over drinks, finding the perfect place to have lunch is essential. Local lunch restaurants include a diner, a chain restaurant that offers traditional American fare, fast-food options, and an upscale sit-down establishment. For the occasion of having lunch with a friend that is in town for the day, visiting from another state, it would be appropriate to choose the chain restaurant. Here, you are both certain that there are dishes you enjoy, although this time you may decide to try a new entree. The lunch menu offers food different from what is available at dinnertime, though you also are able to order a dinner menu item in a smaller size at lunch. There are hamburgers, chicken, pasta, and steak dishes to choose from. All portions are generously sized, with a variety of sides available. Side dishes include fries, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables or fresh fruit, and bread is included and served upon seating. This restaurant does not serve breakfast so it is decided that you will meet at noon. Fortunately there is no wait and the restaurant is fully staffed and prompt service is to be expected.