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Old 05-13-2020, 09:40 PM
 
Location: South Orange County
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You couldn’t beat Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes’ children price of $4.99 for 6-12 yrs. for quality alone. I know mine always out ate me.

The quality of Olive Garden’s bottomless salad is very poor compared to SP.
What about Sizzler, a few were left?
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:27 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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What about Sizzler, a few were left?
Buffets, according to Aaron Allen, chief strategist at the Aaron Allen & Associates restaurant consultancy, have “razor-thin” margins under the best conditions. They’re also targeting a consumer who is value- and price-conscious, which means the two parties are just tug-of-warring a 50-cent or $1 price change in one direction or the other for all of time, or until one gives up.

There are also some obvious problems with leaving huge mounds of food out in the open for extended periods of time and letting lots of people touch them. The buffet restaurant is like the Seattle Grace Hospital of the food industry: So many terrible things have happened in it, it’s hard to believe it isn’t cursed — and it’s hard to believe that anyone would want to keep going there.

In 2000, contaminated meat at a Sizzler buffet in Milwaukee infected the entire salad bar and thereby 60 people with E. coli. This wasn’t the first time — the same thing had happened at multiple Sizzler restaurants in 1993 — but this time, the company pulled the plug on all its remaining locations in the Midwest.


When did America’s heart turn cold on buffet chains?
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4...-golden-corral
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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I would go to souplantion right now if they were open. This virus has become fake news to me. Another witch hunt is all that it is...
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:33 AM
 
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Will $50 buffets in Las Vegas also close?

When you visit a buffet, you use 10 plastic plates, which are difficult to clean thoroughly.
Also, you share utensils to pick food from containers.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Will $50 buffets in Las Vegas also close?

When you visit a buffet, you use 10 plastic plates, which are difficult to clean thoroughly.
Also, you share utensils to pick food from containers.
The employees are going to serve you (touch your plate with those filthy gloves) from what I understand
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Employees serve you like Submarine or Panda Express, why do you say their gloves are dirty?
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Old 05-15-2020, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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Employees serve you like Submarine or Panda Express, why do you say their gloves are dirty?
I've always been suspicious of those gloves. I've never seen anyone change them out.
Don't even get me started with the trays and salt shakers...
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:30 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/woma...ll/287-8173236

Watch this! This was big news in Texas a couple years ago.

This lady ate contaminated rice at a Chinese buffet and spent a week in the ICU. There is a term, "Fried Rice Syndrome," for this serious illness.

There were still concerns pre-COVID (like the aforementioned rice spores), but I think buffets will make a comeback in 20 years when a new generation becomes of age! I would think cafeteria-style lines will be going away (like Chipotle, et al.) for a while too, due to the sneeze risk (despite the wimpy built-in sneeze "guards").
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Old 05-19-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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Buffets were the best invention since sliced bread (which was also available at buffets)... Hope they come to their senses and tastes, and build a city full of buffets.
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Buffets were the best invention since sliced bread (which was also available at buffets)... Hope they come to their senses and tastes, and build a city full of buffets.
I’m sure that’s phase 4 of the reopening.
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