A la Carte (KART), Glossary and Terms, Meat, Fish, Fruit, Grocery Food Stores
List of United States Miscellaneous Food Stores, Drinks, Retail Bakeries, Frozen Meat & Fish Markets
"A la Carte (KART)"
"Carte" was originally a French term for a piece of paper or cardboard and later a bill of fare or menu. Today the term means according to the menu and that which is written down as available on the menu. Refers to meal in which the diner selects individual items, paying for each, rather than taking a complete meal at a fixed price.