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Not a big buffet person and don't totally disagree, but Sizzler salad bar was available. I did not go inside but saw the salad bar with a person getting food from it.

And, those places where the food goes around on a track were open here also.

I think the latest studies say it cannot be transmitted by food.  But people coughing, sneezing or handling food seems like a spread possibility.

But, it is also all the other using utensils, lifting lids, and general fear of crowds around a buffet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Never liked Buffets regardless of the venue, always reminded me of a "food line" for the homeless or similar such tragic circumstance.

I dont mean that to sound wrong or come across as some kind of snob, its just the mental image it always creates for me and subsequently I dont like them.

I would much rather sit down and be served my food.

 

Each to his own.😉

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'I didn't see that up there where abouts is it'

 

I'm not so sure that the buffet has seen it's last spread, so to speak. Even already we are seeing some things getting back to something like normal...give it another year or 2 and all this may just have been pretty much forgotten about.

 

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3 hours ago, Keyser Soze666 said:

'I didn't see that up there where abouts is it'

 

I'm not so sure that the buffet has seen it's last spread, so to speak. Even already we are seeing some things getting back to something like normal...give it another year or 2 and all this may just have been pretty much forgotten about.

 

Of course nobody really knows exactly what the future will hold for buffets or anything else.

But I think it's a fair bet that buffets will at the very least be less common and with big changes.

There are ways to still do buffets even in the midst of restaurants opening during a pandemic.

 

For example served at the table buffets instead of the standard buffet table.

 

Where you might be able to check off menu items from a checklist, specify the portion size, and then have the food brought to you.

 

 https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/financing/end-buffet


 

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Is this the end of the buffet?

As restaurants reopen, many regulations explicitly forbid buffets and self-service. That could require massive changes at buffet concepts, or their end altogether, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Of course nobody really knows exactly what the future will hold for buffets or anything else.

But I think it's a fair bet that buffets will at the very least less common and with big changes.

There are ways to still do buffets even in the midst of restaurants opening during a pandemic.

 

 

 

Personally, I think that the Thais will revert to the 'old normal' before very long.

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One of the largest and longest running Salad Buffett franchises in the US(Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes) recently announced they were going out of business forever due to the Pandemic.  Also, the Casinos that recently opened up in California have kept their buffets closed.  Doubt any business will let food out in the open for people to handle.  

 

Topps’ salad bar now offers prepackaged and sealed containers of vegetables and fruit.  

 

Buffets: RIP 2020.  

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3 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Never liked Buffets regardless of the venue, always reminded me of a "food line" for the homeless or similar such tragic circumstance.

Buffet style has been a large chunk of my life having spent my working life offshore or in shipyards, when staying in hotels I Never take the buffet option, apart from breakfast where generally there isn't a lot of choice if you are in a hurry.

Singapore has some exceptional buffet dining at the Fullerton and suchlike, but you are going to pay handsomely for the privilege 4,000 baht plus, I would imagine be long time before buffet become acceptable again internationally.

Given the rate of infection in Thailand there has been no danger from communal eating, why change? going forward sure the scaremongers will get in on the act, so stand by for social engineering scene 2, phase 3 etc............

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Buffets aren't going anywhere, and even if they did they would just change the setup to more service oriented. Meaning, it is a "buffet" and an employee brings you what you want. 

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4 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Never liked Buffets regardless of the venue, always reminded me of a "food line" for the homeless or similar such tragic circumstance. //

There is Buffet and Buffet... 😉

I doubt you will see many homeless at the Hilton seafood buffet at more than 1'000B...

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Maybe this is a shock for the OP, but Buffets are one of the the most popular eating type establishments in the world. As others pointed, they are not going anywhere especially in Thailand as they are open for business where I live with all the new eating rules in place like taping half the tables with a screen as other restaurants.

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1 hour ago, Pattaya46 said:

There is Buffet and Buffet... 😉

I doubt you will see many homeless at the Hilton seafood buffet at more than 1'000B...

Sorry you missed the "regardless of venue" and "reminds me" 

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I used to eat buffet style in the middle east in nice hotels and was never really comfortable with it.

 

For what reason, I don't know.

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A unique post-virus lockdown buffet experience.

 

Chinese buffet...hand me takeout box...get food from buffet..pay for food...then allowed to sit down to eat...no going back for seconds.

 

Patrons who order from menu get plates...

 

 

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