The idea of breakfast, lunch or dinner at a Buffet can be appealing from the point of view that for a fixed price, you can eat everything you want, depending on the restaurant and the amount of food available.
What you’ve never stopped to think about is everything that is wrong in the buffets which makes dining in them a danger to your health, in addition to some unhygienic practices in many cases. If you want to continue eating happily in the buffets, don’t read this list, but if you’re prepared to open your eyes, grab that come curves.
The worst and most unknown risks of eating at a buffet
1 – Food served for hours
If the orange juice you squeeze at home loses vitamins if you do not take it at once, you don’t want to imagine what happens to the food buffet. Don’t wait until the last turn of the buffet, try to go early for the food to take the least time as possible outside.
2 – Poisoning is a REAL possibility
The poisoning can come from two ways. First, a part of the buffet or all have been contaminated and a lot of people are getting salmonella and other food poisonings. The other, that only you will be affected. One out of every six people has been poisoned by the food in their life.
3 – The same two clamps are used throughout the day
The rules are strict in terms of the temperature of the food, but not on the utensils. The next time you go to serve with a ladle, think about how long it has been there and how many people have touched it before you.
4 – The reality behind a buffet
If a buffet seems catastrophic, you don’t want to see what is hidden behind.
5 – You never know if they meet the standards
The regulation of this type of restaurants is infinite, but unlike other establishments, you cannot know if they meet compliance standards or not.
6 – Erroneous temperature
Closely regulating the temperature at which different foods should be kept is tough to do and the machines are designed to reach a temperature, which is not always the correct one.
7 – The sneezing protector
The protective glass that separates you from the food is called sneezing protector, and this name cannot be more descriptive. This is mandatory in any buffet and despite being a great invention, avoid touching it at all costs.
8 – There are dirty dishes everywhere
The blame for the dirty dishes is both on the consumer and the owner. The majority of diners at a buffet are not going to fill a plate which has already been used and many owners are spared the wages of employees who clear the tables to get the most benefit.
9 – Lime or lemon
Those slices of lemon or lime that they put in your drink, or a quarter of a lemon to accompany your meal, they are the worst idea in the world. A study has shown that more than 50% of those lemons contain fecal matter. Say no to the lemon.
10 – The gluttony paradise
Keeping your portions under control at home or in a restaurant is easy, but at a buffet, the dishes go up top and you’re a weirdo if you don’t repeat it at least once.
BONUS: clean Hands
All employees must wash their hands if they go out or go to work, but at a buffet, the hands of the employee are the least sanitized. How many times have you washed your hands before entering the buffet?