Eating Your Money’s Worth in a Tough Economy

Eating Your Money’s Worth in a Tough Economy

Many people are still feeling the effects of the global financial crisis that struck so spectacularly less than a decade ago. One of the positives to come out of events like this is that many of us rethink how we use our money. We learn to appreciate value more, and one great way to get value is at some of the best buffets around.

Buffets provide excellent value. Not only do they work out cheaper than dining in a standard restaurant, but you can pick exactly which piece of meat or what vegetables you want, rather than having a stranger behind a kitchen door choosing these for you.

Why buffets make a profit

Many people wonder how buffets can make a profit since people can help themselves to as much food as they can eat. However, providing buffets makes a lot of sense for restaurant owners. Buffets produce less waste because the range of options on the menu is usually much smaller than on a restaurant menu. While some people will stack their plates with more than they can eat, the majority will take just enough to satisfy their hunger, so the restaurant does not have to throw out quite so much food in the form of half-eaten meals. Finally, it takes far fewer staff to run a successful buffet. You can find out more about the profit/loss scenario of buffets in this interesting Forbes article.


Buffets are a lot less formal than your average restaurant, and that means people are more relaxed and enjoy the whole experience more. There is no need to worry about making a silly mistake trying to pronounce the name of some foreign dish to a snooty waiter. There is no chance of being embarrassed by asking some silly question about how a dish is served. It is all there in front of your eyes, and all you need to do is pick and choose.

The chance to experiment

Most of us like to be a bit adventurous and try new food from time to time. The trouble is, we don’t want to order something in a restaurant that is going to cost us a lot, and then find that we hate it. At a buffet, we don’t that problem.

Buffets are great for customers and owners alike. There is probably no better way to eat out and to be sure of getting great value for money.