Gourmet vs Franchise - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between gourmet and franchise
is that gourmet
is while franchise
(of food) fine
- Gourmet coffee is just like regular coffee, only better.
- We need to go to the gourmet grocery store to get the exotic ingredients for this recipe.
Gourmet has become somewhat debased by marketing usage, and is considered by some a pretentious middlebrow term. Such users tend to prefer terms such as (artisanal) (emphasizing the craft) for fine food.
A connoisseur in eating and drinking, someone who takes their food considerably more seriously than most.
Gourmet emphasizes interest in quality of food and enjoyment of eating, sometimes to an obsessive degree: someone who “lives to eat rather than eating to live”. By contrast, a gourmand is someone more interested in quantity of food than quality.
* haute cuisine
From (etyl), from (etyl) . More at (l).
A right or privilege officially granted to a person, a group of people, or a company by a government.
* W. H. Seward
An acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.
The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area.
- Election by universal suffrage, as modified by the Constitution, is the one crowning franchise of the American people.
A business operating under such authorization, a franchisee.
A legal exemption from jurisdiction.
The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.
The right to vote at a public election.
The district or jurisdiction to which a particular privilege extends; the limits of an immunity; hence, an asylum or sanctuary.
* London Encyc.
- McDonalds has exported its franchise .
(sports) The collection of organizations in the history of a sports team; the tradition of a sports team as an entity, extending beyond the contemporary organization.
- Churches and monasteries in Spain are franchises for criminals.
(business, marketing) The positive influence on the buying behavior of customers exerted by the reputation of a company or a brand.
The loose collection of fictional works pertaining to a particular universe, including literary, film or television series from various sources.
- The Whalers' home city of Hartford was one of many for the franchise .
Exemption from constraint or oppression; freedom; liberty.
- the Star Wars franchise
(obsolete) Magnanimity; generosity; liberality; frankness; nobility.
* (business operating under franchise) franchisee
* franchise player
* franchise records
From (etyl) franchisen, fraunchisen, from (etyl) . More at (l).
To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.
(rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.