Plagued by bankruptcy filings, food poisoning incidents, and millennial disdain, buffets were struggling well before the coronavirus pandemic began. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Plagued by bankruptcy filings, food poisoning incidents, and millennial disdain, buffets were struggling well before the coronavirus pandemic began. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Will coronavirus kill buffets for good? Millennials were already over unhealthy all-you-can-eat communal dining – Covid-19 might be the final blow

The great tradition of open-plan buffets – complete with big shared plates, surfaces, spoons and germs – was already in decline as a new generation of diners worried about their waistlines and blood pressures

Plagued by bankruptcy filings, food poisoning incidents, and millennial disdain, buffets were struggling well before the coronavirus pandemic began. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Plagued by bankruptcy filings, food poisoning incidents, and millennial disdain, buffets were struggling well before the coronavirus pandemic began. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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