|Activity sectors||Restaurants, business, culinary arts|
A restaurateur is a person who opens and runs restaurants professionally. Although over time the term has come to describe any person who owns a restaurant, traditionally it refers to a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of the restaurant business.
The French word restaurateur comes from the Late Latin term restaurator ("restorer") and from the Latin term restaurare. The word restauranteur, traditionally considered erroneous, is borrowed from the term restaurant.
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