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Old 05-15-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Kanada 🍁
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Here's an example - I got some chicken wings and frog legs. I know I like them, and I know how much I can eat. Well, the frog legs were excellent, as usual, but the chicken wings (drumettes) were large so they were undercooked at the bone. Now I have four more undercooked drumettes on my plate - I didn't eat them.

After that experience, I do check a single wing before I go back and get more. It's a bit inconvenient, and the fault is in the restaurant's preparation.
You are !00% right
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...That can be a big difference.
I agree - provided the food is palatable and prepared correctly. Perhaps I am the one being "defrauded" .
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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A Chinese place near me charges $3 for the Styrofoam container to take home your leftovers.

If you try to defraud him by piling another whole meal on your plate, he charges the price of the buffet meal.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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I agree - provided the food is palatable and prepared correctly. Perhaps I am the one being "defrauded" .
..IF......the food is not cooked right, yes, you are being defrauded.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Many,many chicken buffet places where I used to live in rural central MN.

I was surprised to hear that a guy from our small town was banned from most of the buffets.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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I don't think there's a perfect solution, but I do think restaurant buffet managers do need to pay attention to food waste and take some action to curb it. Maybe have the servers question each person who leaves more than a few bites on their plate "Is something wrong with the fish/chicken/spareribs, etc.?" Maybe it would embarrass people into being more careful if they had to explain why so much food was left behind.

I'm somewhat opposed to letting people take leftovers home from a buffet, even for a charge. I once lived in a small town where a local diner had a lunch buffet consisting of one hot entrée (that changed every day, usually a casserole) plus a salad bar. One day spareribs were advertised as the hot item and I decided to go for lunch because I've never been able to make good spareribs at home. Well, when I got there a family of earlier diners had cleaned out all the spareribs and were sitting there with a huge uneaten platter of them in the center of their table, which they asked to take home at the end of the meal. Meanwhile the kitchen staff were chasing around trying to find something to feed the later diners, including me, other than just salad. I waited almost half an hour and finally they came out with some cooked chicken slathered with barbecue sauce. I was rather put out because I paid for spareribs and didn't get any, only poorly prepared chicken as a substitute. Of course it wasn't the owners' fault - they didn't want to offend any of their customers. I'd rather see a big sign telling people they can't take home leftovers and to take only what they can eat, right here and right now!
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...One day spareribs were advertised as the hot item and I decided to go for lunch because I've never been able to make good spareribs at home. Well, when I got there a family of earlier diners had cleaned out all the spareribs and were sitting there with a huge uneaten platter of them in the center of their table, which they asked to take home at the end of the meal...
I've seen the same thing happen when crab legs are offered. A family will go up and each of them will pile as many crab legs as possible on their plates then sit down and eat crab legs until they are stuffed. The buffet will only put out a limited number of crab legs during the entire evening, and I don't blame the restaurant.

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Old 05-15-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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A Swiss restaurant has decided to fine its diners for leaving food on their plates. What do you think about this? Would this deter you from eating at restaurant that has such a policy?

Good Food - Swiss restaurant adopts a food waste fee
NO THANKS!!!!!!
Ill take my business where I am not treated like somebody's child! They will save themselves right out of business is my bet.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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many times when one acts like a pig, they deserve to be treated as a child !
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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A former coworker had a special purse: large and with a plastic lining. She took it to buffets so she could fill it with food, usually as much fried chicken as she could stuff inside. Then she brought it for lunch the next several days.

She maintained it wasn't stealing. The restaurant said, "All you can eat" and she was eating it all.
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