When you go to a buffet, ever wonder if you've eaten SO MUCH the restaurant lost money on you? The answer is . . . no.
Some buffet employees and owners have revealed just how much you'd have to eat before you were a liability. And, odds are, it's more than you can put down. Check it out . . .
Standard buffet. "Crab legs are the most expensive item, at about $3 to $4 a pound. Everything else is less. So if the buffet is $20, you'd have to eat five to seven pounds of just crab legs . . . or even MORE of anything else.
"Roast beef costs about $2.50 a pound, less than the crab legs, but still more than breads or salads or side dishes."
Chinese buffet. "At the average buffet, you'd have to eat at least eight to 10 plates stacked up with just meat . . . no rice or other cheap stuff."
Pizza buffet. "A whole pizza costs the restaurant about $1.25. So even if the buffet's only $5, you'd have to eat four entire pizzas for them to break even."
Old Country Buffet. "The average customer eats about $2.50 worth of food . . . and the average price was $13. So you'd have to eat about six times the average amount to cost them money."