Originally posted by kland01s
I generally feel safe with a buffet if there is an attendant on duty who actually seems interested and fequently checks on items and stirs things.
At Steak Kountry in Houston, managers circulate throughout the serving stations wearing wireless headsets to keep in touch with the kitchen and keep the steam tables replenished. I've never stayed as long as 2 hours
, but with the crowds they have it'd be hard to imagine anything sitting out that long.
I don't know how they allow people to eat as much as they do and still make a profit. Top price, on Sat-Sun, when there's someone there carving roast beef and ham to order, is $9 and change, including tax.
There's a limited selection of salads I think they do well; meat dishes are typically well-done, especially the 'steak' and fish, but I can live with that. Limited selection of veggies, but what they have they do well. Deserts are a waste of time as far as I'm concerned, but I prefer SK over Luby's, the famous cafeteria chain, Black-Eyed Pea and most local soul food restaurants I've tried. But only once every couple of months. I wouldn't go anywhere near that often except one of the three locations is just 10 blocks from my house and I pass it everyday that I hit the freeway.
I use this as a healthier alternative to fast food places - love having some selection of veggies other than FFs - and it's almost as fast as a fast food place. I've figured out what they do well and I stick to that