counter-style

adjective
coun·​ter-style | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce counter-style (audio) \

Definition of counter-style

1 : having, relating to, or being a system of restaurant service in which customers order food at a counter or register … has counter-style ordering, so patrons order at the register and are given a number to display at their seats before the food arrives.— Alisa Hauser
2 : having, relating to, or being a style of restaurant seating in which customers sit at a counter rather than at tables casual counter-style seating

First Known Use of counter-style

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Counter-style.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counter-style. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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