A good variety of food at better prices. The same spread would cost a lot more in a-la-carte
The price is fixed…need not worry about someone going overboard with expensive seafood, etc.
No matter how much you eat, the restaurant makes money as it’s a fixed rate for all ( many people don’t have non-veg/seafood) ( as people become health conscious, many tend to limit food intake so overall the restaurant has a good profit)
Charges for drinks are extra and good margins are kept in that menu
Most people just eat starters and deserts….plus restaurants hand out chaat / pizza / pasta that fill your stomach as well.
Buffets are getting popular because
- All types of food from chats to desserts are available in one place
- The profit margin is more as compared to individual items looking at one’s capacity to digest all the food
- In the rush to savour the food, guests would not be able to distinguish the fresh to stale food
It is a way to keep guests happy yet make profits by having a certain calculated formula for combinations of low priced and high priced dishes in the buffet.