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Old 12-09-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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NYC Eatery Charges 3 Percent For Food You Waste

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Old 12-09-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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A lot of places around here have been doing this as well and I am all for it. People waste way too much food at all you can eat places. With this new type of policy they will think twice before just loading up their plate because they can.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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I am against all you can eat buffets as a principle. They are not good for you health wise and encourage over eating. Besides that though it is against the law to re-use food that is left over it is a common practice in many places and it is still a common thing. If a place want to live by the sword, they should also die by the sword, in other words, if they choose to make it all you can eat they should uphold their policy no matter what. You can't have it both ways IMHO.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
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They have been doing that for years around here as well, you would be amazed at how much people wasted before they enacted that policy.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:21 PM   #6
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Last spring Buck and witnessed what we thought was an appalling site. We were at an all-you-can-eat Asian restaurant. Most of the folks there were being relatively reasonable in how they filled their plates.

However, there was a group/family who came in and, literally, heaped their plates. They ate a portion of each plate, pushed the plate aside with tons of food untouched and proceeded to go back for more plates equally loaded. We were amazed that anyone would do such a thing.

We left the restaurant shaking our heads. Perhaps if there had been a "no waste" policy things might have been different.

We were brought up in, as someone already mentioned, "take what you eat, eat what you take" and, I'll add because we were told, "no more until you finish what's already on your plate." Guess that was a different era.
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We were brought up in, as someone already mentioned, "take what you eat, eat what you take" and, I'll add because we were told, "no more until you finish what's already on your plate." Guess that was a different era.
Same here, no more till you finish what you have on your plate. No dessert either, LOL. When we go to buffets we just put a small amount on our plate at a time, after all you can go back as many times as you like so what is the point of overloading the plate in the first place??
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:27 PM   #8
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Guess that was a different era.
I think the same thing is still taught today, just not everyone gets the lesson.
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Yep, Mav. One of the things Buck and I enjoyed the most about the buffet-style restaurants was that we could take a tablespoon or so of something to get the essence of the dish. Then, go back and get more if we liked it. We weren't "stuffing the turkey," so to speak.
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:55 PM   #10
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They should just use smaller dinner plates. People eat like pigs at all-you-can-eat buffets, including myself. This is not good.
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