Disclaimer: Originally published in June 2018. It is being republished since it still remains an interesting topic till today. 

Unlimited food being offered at a fixed price by all-you-can-eat restaurants can send even a skinny person in a frenzy. Who doesn’t love food, after all? That too, when being offered in limitless quantities, allowing you to fill your tummy without worrying about the cost.

Ah, the luxury!

But have you ever wondered how do all you can eat buffets make money? How could they possibly earn any profit by offering unlimited food?

How do they seamlessly continue to offer unlimited food without altering the price? Shouldn’t they turn bankrupt within days of opening?

Well, it’s a tricky business. There’s a lot of planning that goes behind offering such delight. You may think it’s easy, but it’s not.

And the planning, if gone wrong, can send even the most cash-rich of buffets go bankrupt, as seen in China earlier this week when a restaurant named ‘Jiamener’ in South China filed for bankruptcy.

There are a number of ways in which these buffets make profits. While some may seem rather obvious, others are less obvious.

And when none of them seem to work, there is always an option to ban people. After all, they can’t allow someone to overeat while digging a hole in their pockets.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at how these buffets make money –

Also read: Budget Food Joints Around Delhi University’s North Campus

We now believe that you are well-versed with the tricks and hacks that these buffets use to make their money. Go ahead and enjoy the food, you can thank us later!

Image Credits: Google Images

Sources: Business Insider, Psychology Today, Vice + more

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