have you ever been kicked out of a buffet for eating too much?
Do you think it's unfair for buffet staff to kick out customers for 'eating too much' ?
Frequently. I have posted pictures hear of my meals, I know people saved them because I've seen them reposted
I actually go to buffets where that exact situation is my end goal, I want them to lose money on serving me.
It's funny to be sitting there with a full plate and have them come overy and place the bill on the table okeyyy sankyouuu
How to buffet
Stay away from the starches lIke rice and noodles, they are a trick to keep you away from high ticket items
Cleanse your palate regularly, after two plates of hot food get yourself a nice fruit plate or something. Dont be afraid to have some dessert in the middle of your meal
Change up hot and cold options between plates, sweet and savory
Most importantly of all, tell them to leave the pitcher of water. It's another common tactic to keep your glass empty to slowdown your consumption, don't let them do that to you
No. I don't know what you would have to do to get kicked out. I once ate like six plates of chicken curry at some Indian buffet and nobody cared. How much are you guys eating to get kicked out?
I could see them kicking you out for going back for multiple plates and only taking a bite off each, but no buffet should kick anyone out for eating more than a normal portion.
Buffets take into account that some people are going to gorge themselves, while most others are only going to eat a couple plates, and probably not get their full money's worth.
It might be different if a team of competitive eaters took over the restaurant.
My buffet method:
If salad is available, start there.
Next, survey. Grab a big plate and get the lay of the land. Take a little bit of everything that catches my eye
Plate three is larger portions of the things I liked from plate two
Now dessert, usually ice cream or the most chocolaty thing around
Finally, fresh fruit to round it all out. Pleasantly full, not bursting. Perfect method every time
>Most importantly of all, tell them to leave the pitcher of water. It's another common tactic to keep your glass empty to slowdown your consumption
Absolutely wrong. Any Chinese place will have the workers falling over themselves to refill your water as often as possible to fill you up faster. The counter to this is to get a soda you like. Their counter to that is that the soda is incredibly expensive, nearing $5 at times.
Just pace yourself on water consumption, avoid dry and salty foods. Which is tough because they salt the fuck out of their foods to make you drink more.
Holy shit some KFCs have that kind of stuff? Lucky. The KFC buffet in my town has original, extra crispy, grilled, and barbecue pieces, but always the less desirable parts and never EVER barbecue. They just leave it empty then every hour or so refill it and everyone races to get to it first. There's usually a race for legs too.
Fucking grilled chicken is near unedible for some reason.
We used to go to this Indian mid-day buffet when I was in college in Providence. It was something like $15 a head, but my friend whose family was from India said that the food was as authentic as she'd ever had. They served some milky type curry, that was lamb IIRC that was the perfect mix of sweet and spicy and all around amazing. One day I went back and had 3-4 bowls of it, before I was told that 3 servings of it was the max per customer. I wasn't that offended, I just made sure to throw out a couple plates of perfectly decent food.
Depending on every you're don't you can get this impression.
Dublin is by far the scummiest part of Ireland. Hands down.
Step outside of Dublin and there's some cool stuff to see.
Sadly though the island is populated with a huge amount of ignorant, pig headed culchies.
>I spent over 2 years in The UK, these figures are garbage...
Sure they are fatty.
it depends. if you sit around waiting until you're able to eat more after you've had your fill, they should be able to kick you out. if you're just a tall or physically active person who is able to eat a lot, then no.
>how can i lose weight?
>i'll get a dog!
you don't even need to exercise to lose weight
Because of my cousin, the local Chinese buffet had to implement a time restriction. He would show up when dinner started (this was AFTER he was asked to leave for staying from lunch until closing) and just sit on the crab legs. Even the Chinese families that would go specifically for that would look at him with disgust.
I see somebody made the mistake of eating the starches. You're only getting full from water because you ate the fried rice like a fool and now it's absorbing and growing. I'm full of nothing but meat and shrimp
That's not what makes me lose my appetite at buffets.
I was in one nice Chinese restaurant with a buffet one night when I saw a kid, maybe 6 years old, take his plate back to the buffet, scrape the food that was left back onto the buffet, and then fill it with other food.
My nephew also told me of another occasion at another Chinese buffet in a different state. When he and his coworkers were eating, they saw the manager take a plate off of one table after the people at that table left and scrape it onto the buffet.
For some reason, I've pretty much lost all interest in eating at buffets.
Hey look guys, the USA landwhales are gathering, prepare the harpoons!
>o you think it's unfair for buffet staff to kick out customers for 'eating too much' ?
Absolutely. They run a buffet because it makes a profit. Just because a customer beats the system shouldn't mean they get to kick that person out. What? You lost a few dollars from one person but made a thousand more from the rest?
If this happened I would literally wait until the manager went to their car after work and follow them home.
And I don't even go to buffets more than once a year, for my dads birthday. It's not as if I have some personal vendetta. That's just the most horrific thing I can imagine. God damn.
Once upon a time there was a restaurant that had lobster night on mondays, and whole lobsters were half off.
Then a big fat man brought his big fat family and they ate over 20 lobsters. When they were told they were cut off he threatened to sue
And that was the last time there was a lobster night
only kfc buffet near me has you ask for chicken at the counter, can get any chicken though. best value is wings cause they're always delicious and perfectly cooked. I enjoy biscuits and the odd CFS once in a while
I feel like Indian Buffets would do a lot better than Chinese buffets because they have more sauce/curry based stuff, instead of just meat and vegetables, which would be hard to eat without rice
If they had small bowls, then maybe I'd try to break the system
I have, twice, though in both cases I don't believe I broke any rules, spirit or letter. I'm biggish but not giant (5'11", 200lbs), and ate about 5 plates of Chinese buffet (different places on each occasion) and didn't "buffet hack" - I got some noodles and rice and veg each time. Mostly just got what looked appealing to me. Eventually me and my friend who acted similarly got chased out by the staff, who were yelling "you have too much, you leave" despite there not being a time limit and others being there before us and not being chased out.
Wasn't a big deal obviously but for some reason this bothers me, but I think about it sometimes. I'm still curious to know what they think I did wrong.
Never been kicked out myself
but I've seen it happened 3 time.
One time when someone came when they were still doing lunch but was about to transition to dinner, they paid for the lunch buffet but demanded they get to eat the dinner buffet items as well
another time when someone just was wasting food
and the third time was when someone was just bitching and moaning about how they wanted hot fresh food and demanded the kitchen cook up some fresh food for them to eat
No, but I was once kicked out for being at one for more than half an hour.
To be fair, there was a notice at the front desk announcing a half hour limit. I hadn't read it. It was a little embarrassing.
Are you the one that originally asserted that drinking water is a bad idea because it fills you up? Because you are contradicting that
And also if you don't think food can take on liquid and further expand in your gut you're being silly
>yfw you realize your body is literally built around being a tube
>Holy shit some KFCs have that kind of stuff? Lucky.
I unconsciously read that in THE most obese-fat-cheeked, sauce-stained-shirt, jealous-fat-boy, failed-science-class, Santa-is-real voice I possibly could.
This is exactly why I hate this model of food business.
>buy in bulk
>cook in bulk
>up charge food
>pay flat rate
>over indulge/over consume
>get out you ruin my business
>fuck you I paid I eat
>Greed all around makes the world go 'round.
Just ask/expect to pay a flat rate every time. Why is that so hard?
Reminds me of when I went to a chinese buffet with some friends once. There was a table of 6 or 8 fat, loud, obnoxious black women a couple of tables over from where we were sitting. They were constantly watching the buffet table and as soon as someone came out of the kitchen with a fresh tray of crab legs they would all swarm the buffet line and hover around the poor guy putting down the crab legs and proceed to clean out the entire tray before anyone else could get any.
They did that probably 3 or 4 times while we were there and completely flipped out when the manager came over and nicely asked them to stop taking all the crab legs and leave some for the rest of the customers.
>Anon gives facts cribbed from health agencies
>"But muh anecdotal evidence! Murica still fattest!"
Get megarekt, faggot
The one that the kid took his plate back and dumped food back into the buffet was regarded to be one of the very best Chinese restaurants in that city.
At the second restaurant where the manager was scraping food off plates back into the buffet, I used to eat there often (trying to be sociable -- I hated the place). On many occasions I saw people bring their dirty plates back to the buffet and I made them get a fresh plate. I complained to the management many times about them not having a sign up telling people to use a clean plate each time (which I think is required by law) and they always refused to put up the sign.
By the way, you didn't avoid the buffet at that place by ordering from the menu. Anything that you ordered that was on the buffet was filled from the buffet.
I'm not sure that it is still open. It's been a while since I saw any cars parked outside that "restaurant".
The worst Chinese restaurant I've ever eaten at had a buffet that was only somewhat below average, but if you ordered anything from menu it was pathetic. I found out that the husband of the couple who founded the restaurant and who was a good cook had passed away (not sure if natural causes) and his wife's brother replaced him as the cook. The wife's brother learned only how to cook what was on the buffet. He didn't have a clue of how to cook anything else.
Now the worst part here is you are agreeing with me but still arguing
Drink as much water as you want, water doesn't fill you up and sit in your stomach, that's literally what the discussion was about
What's wrong with reusing a dirty plate? I do that at buffets. I pick up the food using the tongs or spoon and place it on my plate without the tongs even touching the plate. It's perfectly hygienic.
I know this is false. I have personally on multiple occasions eaten a large meal, felt fine, maybe up for some dessert later on, drunk a few glasses of water, and immediately felt too bloated to eat anything else.
They kind of knew what they were asking for.
Buffets are stupid.
eh.. i know what you're saying
i should care, but i do not
if i'm going to sick it's likely going to be my own fault
>i have fucking farm animals roaming free in my apartment
>my dog is more incontinent now than he was a month ago
>i just vomited into my hand and wiped it into some toilet paper
I remember a local buffet kicked out a patron for stockpiling on nothing but crab legs during his meal. Long story short, the patron sued and won. Can't advertise what you're not willing to back up, i.e. "All You Can Eat"
There's a buffet in the Mexican restaurant next to my office.
When I go over there, I get my food to go and bring it back to the office to eat.
One day my food carton was full and so I asked if they could put some refried beans in something else for me. They put so many refried beans in a togo carton designed for deserts that I had had more than enough beans for that meal and enough left over that I made bean burritos for supper that night and could barely finish them off.
Two hefty meals for the price of one plus the cost of flour tortillas, onions, and hot sauce for the burritos.
why is it always Chinese or non-America buffets that have issues with overeaters?
when we see staff kicking out customers at an American food buffet, they do it because the customer is being disruptive or getting physically violent
>hamplanet is putting gobs of chicken salad on his plate
>I ask him if he's really gonna eat all that
>he says, "Yeah, I love tuna salad"
>tell him that's chicken salad
>he is visibly upset and dumps his plate in the garbage
>there was easily 2 lbs of chicken salad on that plate
On the rare occasion where I go to a buffet, I try to do so while they are busy so that the food that is on the buffet has presumably not sat there too long.
There's one buffet in a nearby town that is open all day. Between 1 pm and 5:30 pm there are very few vehicles in the parking lot. I can't imagine going in there between those times because that food may have been sitting there for hours.
because you aren't paying for normal food, you're paying for poor cuts of meat/cheap dishes made in large batches hours in advance.
so you eat your money's worth...which is quantity.
Last summer I was on a frozen pizza & noodles + canned tomatoe sauce binge, I ate next to zero proper fruitsband vegetables for around three weeks. I noticed I was getting tiered all the time and didn't have a lot of strength, so I went with a friend to a Chinese buffet where I maxed out on fruit and salad. I ate so much spinach and blueberries goddamn.
>bitter tastes increase appetite
>chewy greens get you salivating, increasing appetite
>fiber helps keep the meal you're about to eat from getting stuck inside you, you fat fucking faggot
>water doesn't take up that much space
fat piece of shit
I've not heard of this. There will be any conditions stated somewhere in the restaurant though.
What I HAVE heard of is a time limit though, it's fairly common in Australia (where there isn't really buffets anyway).
>buffet lists conditions
>gets less customers cause "muh freedom"
it's either you say 'all you can eat' buffet or you get no customers. no one wants to deal with a 3 hour time limit or penalty for wasted food or an overcharge for excessive dishes .
'all you can eat' and leave me alone or you don't get my money
our bodies are not furnaces. We do not burn food. Calories are a stupid measure for weight.
Exercise causes the body to retain proteins. Increasing weight. These retained proteins are used to increase the size of muscle cells. These increased muscle cells then have more space to retain carbohydrates. Exercise can cause you to store more food than is used by the exercise in the first place.
Additionally exercise increases hunger. Making it much more difficult to eat a fat reduction diet. Also it is nearly impossible to make multiple lifestyle changes at once, and to then stick with the changes. This is why AA lets members smoke at meeting. And why you should diet for at least 60 days before you begin exercising.
>you're the only person on this image board besides me
which is funny because you are the one replying to multiple people thinking they are the same
lets reset here
drink as much water as you want, make the servers leave the pitcher of water so you can drink continuously and dont get dried out.
do not eat the starchy foods that will cling to water an absorb juices in your stomach, that will make you full faster
those are two objective facts, all who argue are wrong and should leave.
calorie is a unit of heat energy, our bodies are not powered by heat.
Exercise has negative impact on weight loss. Most studies agree, it is better to not exercise when trying to lose weight.
bodies are not powered by heat huh? fuck i guess that's why people don't burn up when their homeostasis gets fucked up......
exercise only doesn't burn fat if you're heavy lifting only, cardio reduces fat drastically by helping your metabolism
No backpedaling, original statement stands.
While it is true that exercise can effect metabolism, your 1980s explanation of heavy lifting vs cardio is very outdated. There are two effects on metabolism. The first is muscle mass, more muscles require more upkeep. Heavy lifting wins out here. Secondly is an improved insulin response. This is generally caused by longer workout sessions which lower blood glucose levels further. Heavy lifting can be just as effective for removing glycogen stores, as cardio. It really comes down to intensity and time.
Eating less by itself will result in just as much if not more weight loss.
I am physically active. I just don't encourage overweight people to exercise as a means of losing weight. Changing one's diet is the most important factor in weight loss. Exercise will make weight loss more difficult. Once a person is eating healthily they can then choose to start exercising.
>Exercise will make weight loss more difficult.
u wot m7?
If calories out are greater than calories in, you will lose weight. You can either increase burn more calories, or reduce how many calories you consume, or both. No matter which you chose, you lose weight.
Yes. Once when I was 15 I went out in the morning and smoked a fat doobie with a bro of mine. A family friend came over that evening and we wet to a Chinese buffet place. By this time I had the munchies real bad and I was on my eighth plate when they told me to stop eating. I swear I was demolishing those sweet and sour chicken balls faster than they were putting them out lol
I've seen fatties get kicked out of buffets before if that counts. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's justice. [spoiler]Sometimes it gets me rock fucking hard if she looks good enough[/spoiler]
>water doesn't fill up the stomach it diverts directly to the large intestine
you are so fucking stupid
stop agreeing with me but pretending you are somehow right and I'm wrong.
one more time, here we go, just like I said in my original post which you had a problem with for some reason
do: drink as much water as you want
dont: eat foods that will absorb water in the stomach
I actually think I hate you
one time these slants got all uppity after I pulled the pay for lunch and stay for dinner trick but I just wore my ear buds and ignored their half opened eye hate looks, incomprehensible high pitched ranting to scooter back to the feeder.
watch out for the Hong Kong shuffle, a truly patient man will just wait it out when they try to replace high ticket items with fillers to detract the punters from getting their moneys worth but if you want to scam the system. You need to find troughs that are almost empty or the least full and just take it all (rule number one at the buffet is no feeders shall be left empty). Don’t even fuck around eating that old ass shit. You need to do a few dry heaves and look disgusted. Take you plate strait to the trash while maintaining eye contact with any employee behind the snot screen. Eventually they’ll have to come back out with the good stuff.
if you pour water on rice, and the water has to sift around the rice to get to the intestine, the rice is going to absorb some of the water
it's a very simple concept
liquid absorption by cooked rice is an instantaneous process
>Water passes through the stomach almost immediately into the intestinal tract
listen you dense motherfucker, I am the one who originally said that
HOWEVER if you are eating foods that absorb water, some of that water will get slurped up into them and take up space in the stomach. this is a very simple concept and I'm not quite sure why you morons can't grasp it.
Fatasses just can't stand for anything to not end as a laughable failure, just like in their daytime reality shows.
Life is a joke for them, and everyone around them is the punchline.
no, you started arguing with the idiot that replied to my original post saying water takes up space so you shouldn't drink anything when eating
>Food doesn't absorb water in the stomach
and apparently you think physics stops once something enters your body
things that absorb liquid on contact will continue to absorb liquid on contact until they are broken down. rice doesn't instantly disappear, bread doesn't instantly disappear. if you fill up on that shit it takes time to digest, and any liquid you drink will get soaked up into it until it gets broken down
digestion takes hours, not seconds
>It's not absorbed from the foods that you eat
yes, some of it is
obviously if you guzzle down a big glass of water most of it will get through, and some of it will be absorbed by any absorbent material in your stomach
ready for an experiment? tie a sponge to a string and swallow it
then drink a glass of water
when you pull that sponge back up will it be totally dry or will it have picked up some of that water and come out wet?
listen fuck for logic, rice is not a sponge...there is a reason why you have to use heat and 20 min to get it to absorbe fucking moisture. Of which your GD stomach has neither the time nor the necessary heat.
I've been kicked out of a buffet for this reason (ate crab legs for almost two hours)
The other time I got kicked out of a buffet was because I ate for three hours and they told me to pay for the dinner buffet as well, or leave.... it was in Texas though, doubt I could sue those shitty money laundering ops any ways...
>rice is not a sponge
its a soft porous object with lots of surface area, they are perfectly acceptable analogues
and once the rice is cooked it can absorb liquid pretty much as well as a sponge can
ever hear that whole thing about how you shouldn't dunk sushi rice side down into soy sauce? know why that is? because the rice absorbs way too much of the COLD sauce fucking INSTANTLY
you mean the grain absorbs too much of the liquid
listen, if you're going to sit here and just lie at this point then we are clearly done. you lost this argument. anyone who has ever eating a dish with rice knows it absorbs liquid very quickly, dont give me this oh its just coating the outside! bullshit
take your ass to fucking /sci/ right god damn now and ask them for a measurement of soy on rice from a dunk and the absorption rate of mother fucking rice.
(spoiler) it’s just coating (spoiler)
Wow, I just wanted to look him up see what he's done lately, turns out he fuckin died. Now I'm a little sad. I liked him.
My local Chinese place always has a whole side of baked salmon on their buffet. It's farm raised no doubt, but it's really good.
I always follow the advice from whatshisname??? and get only meat. fish, shrimp, beef, chicken, pork ribs. SOOOOOO YUMMY!!!
Of course I'm in the south so every Chinese buffet has a 'southern' section lol.
I remember Jim Norton got news of his death live on the Opie and Anthony show. He told a story where Pinette was being heckled in a comedy club and Pinette countered the heckling by looking the mother fucker dead in the eye and giving him the 'Sicilian' speech from True Romance. It apparently chilled the room a little lol. Hilarious.
Everyone is gross and disregards proper hygiene and food safety. It doesn't matter if it's a high end place or not. There's always people who don't wash their hands or cough on the food.
>He started contradicting himself after starting to argue with that other anon.
Probably because that wasn't me, idiot.
Arguments aside and based purely on my anecdotal evidence, I eat about 2 and 1/2 plates more if I pace myself on the water than if I guzzle it down, which the salty food definitely makes you want to do. I don't know the science or reasoning behind it, seems fairly obvious that there's only so much your body can take at once.
What's your opinion on what to do about a particular bad item at an otherwise good buffet?
>I got it, so I have to eat it or it's wasteful
>fuck that, I didn't pay for this slop. They want me to eat it, they'll cook it right.
This is stupid.
Everytime I go to a buffet, I always make an attempt to sample everything there.
I will go around take maybe a mouthful of a certain dish when it comes out fresh so that I can try everything there.
IF I find something that I like, then I go back and take that.
The best drink to have at a buffet is water because soda and alcohol will make you feel fuller by signalling a certain a hormone or something to your brain to tell you that you're full.