Was forwarded an interesting article on an all-you-can-eat experience in Des Moines.
Dershem joined her boyfriend, Jason Trotter, and her children, Madison, 7, and Carter, 5, at the Dragon House Saturday for the $5.95 all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet. It was their favorite spot, and the Des Moines woman and her children had dined there frequently since the children were babies. She said her group was one plate into the experience when a restaurant employee approached.
“They told us we are not welcome there anymore. We waste too much food,” said Dershem, 28. “But the buffet is all you can eat. And you know kids. They won’t always eat everything and they want something else.”
Manager Kent Cao confirmed that Dershem was told not to come back if she continued to waste food. A waitress and cashier watched the group on past occasions and were concerned.
“They just take one bite and throw it away,” said cashier Lin Huyen. “They take four egg rolls and crab ragoon, take one bite of egg roll and throw the whole plate. That is wasting food.”
Managers at two other buffet restaurants, Old Country Buffet in Des Moines and Buffet City in Clive, said they have never warned customers about how much they take
I feel bad if I can’t finish all the food that I’ve gotten. I love to gorge at these restaurants, but I do limit the amount that I get to what I know I can finish. Of course, if there is something on my plate that I don’t like, I’m not going to continue eating it. I’m of the opinion that you taste many pieces of food, find the ones you like, and pile it on the next trip to the buffet line.
Where you do stand at all-you-can-eat places?