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Will be no more. Can't see how they could ever be open any more.

 

Another crying shame. Where I live there is a Furr's and a Golden Corral. Bet their history, now.

 

This health issue has really changed the face of a lot of things I still can't believe it.

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

I haven't heard anything about buffet restaurants closing. Has anyone else?

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

@SharkE 

 

My fav place "Sweet Tomato's" a great buffet with big salad bar, soup bar, entrees, dessert and more has closed all the stores.☹️☹️

 

Our Golden Corral will be next.  The one in our area is dirty so I would never go there, but, the other about 45 minutes away we'd go when up that way.

 

The Chinese Buffets have closed and not re-opened.

 

You're right I don't know how they could work around the "new" way of eating out.

 

Buffets are not my favorite for various reasons yet Sweet Tomatoes was always fresh and restaurant clean.

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

I think going forward they will not be a help yourself, but rather have someone serving you. McDonald's eliminated self serve soda. The will have an employee doing that for you. 

 

Life will be different now. 

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

@homedecor1    We have a great Sweet Tomatoes too.  It was a favorite place to eat when my parents were alive.  I can't see that type of restaurant continuing.

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@SharkE : Our local Golden Corral opened this week and we went today. They are serving cafeteria style. All workers wearing gloves and mask. Only thing up front was cash register with plexiglass and all transactions with cards. Someone up front at door constantly sanitizing door extra and others in the dining area. Flat ware with drinks and condiments brought to your table. Once you start to leave someone ready to clean and sanitize the table. Where the food is served - roped off with signs and floor marked with distance and direction. Place very clean. Managers and staff greeting everyone and and thanking everyone for support. For now drinks are free with meal and you can go back and get more food. Limit to number allowed in and seating at every other table and no more than 5 to a table.

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

@Kachina624 

 

They closed all of them☹️.  We would go there after our pampering -- it was always a good fresh place & under $10!

 

We will miss it.  They opened a Chicken Salad Chick near us -- we are going to try there once our massage & esthetician opens next week.

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All casino buffets in Vegas are closed and no plan for when/how that will happen.  DH and I were at Wynn Buffet beginning of March.  We love the high end buffetsv(Wynn, Caesars etc) but will happily eat at all the nice restaurants in L.V.

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Re: I bet buffet restaurants

I'd guess perhaps those buffet style eateries, whether chain, franchise or stand alone, that are sound financially will probably try alternative ways of serving the food rather than just pull up their tents and go home... I see someone mentioned one of them was trying cafeteria style, which makes sense... I wish there were some good cafeterias around, but it seems like they all got more more or less phased out...


In my pantry with my cupcakes...
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And I like buffets, too!

 

Interesting black light video experiment at buffet restaurant in Japan.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/health/japan-black-light-experiment-coronavirus-trnd-wellness/index.h...

Denise