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3 Characteristics To Take Into Consideration Before Choosing A Buffet

by Ethan Stone

When you're looking for a place to host a party or another large gathering, there are an array of venues that you have to consider. One popular venue for graduation parties or corporate meetings is a buffet restaurant. Buffet restaurants are great because they offer such a wide variety of foods and serve such a wide clientele. They are also helpful because you won't have to worry about making sure that there will be enough room for everyone. However, not all buffet restaurants are created equal. Use these three characteristics of high-quality buffet restaurants in order to choose the best one.

1. How Big Are the Plates On Which the Buffet Food Is Served?

One way to tell if a buffet restaurant is of a high quality is to check the size of the plates on which the food is served in the buffet. If the plates are very large, it will take a long time for them to be empty enough for the food to be replaced. This could mean that the meat on the plates or other food on the plates gets cold or stale. If a buffet restaurant displays its food on smaller plates, then the food with be cycled through so that anyone in line can be guaranteed to get food that is hot out of the oven.

2. How Attentive Are the Servers?

Even though you are able to get food whenever you want, you will have to depend on your server for drinks. At some buffet restaurants, servers will be in the background and you will have to signal to one in order to get a drink. At others, they will always be ready to bring you a drink. Make sure you go to the buffet and take note of this characteristic.

3. How Attentive Are the Buffet Attendants?

Another critical factor is that you check the attentiveness of the buffet attendants. Is there always at least one person hovering around the buffet, ready to switch out food or refill plates? If not, then you might have to wait for the more popular dishes to be refilled. If there is one, you will always have someone to ask questions about the food, as well as make sure that you are able to have access to the food you want.

Check out several different buffets, such as Lotus Inn Restaurant, before you make your final decision.