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Buffets/All You Can Eat

The buffet itself generally can refer to a self-service dining environment in the home, other private venues, or restaurants. There are several different types of buffets, including settings, where one pays by weight (usually per pound of food), by plate, or a flat rate for “all-you-can-eat.” Serving practices at various establishments are typically posted for consumers to view. There are several benefits associated with buffets including a reduced need for staffing and providing consumers the opportunity to try new and varied foods. Open buffets may accompany events or special occasions, with a charge for such events that may include the buffet. In some contexts, buffets are common as a brunch especially on weekends. The focus of this entry is on the all-you-can-eat style of buffet ...

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