Why are all of the buffet's being taken out?

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by LimpyLegs, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Light Load Member

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    I understand wanting to shut them down because of disease transfer, but what I don't understand is completely ripping them out and spending the extra money to remodel the whole restaurant and make sure they never return.
     
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    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    They can outsource the space to fast food/ etc and make the profit via lease payments without any investment/personnel.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Driver health is not a concern for truck stops.

    The fuel island at The Petro in OKC has the best pre made salads on the interstate.
     
  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I've never had one from there. Better than the salads at Sapp Bros?
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Never had one from Sapp Brothers lol.
     
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  7. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Light Load Member

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    That's the excuse every other restaurant in America made in the beginning so I just simply assumed it was being applied to big corporate truck stop chains because scapegoating.
     
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  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    It's just an opportunity for them, and other industries, to kill a segment of their operation that didn't make money hand over fist.
     
  9. Brandt

    Brandt Road Train Member

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    Drivers stopped eating at the restaurants even before the pandemic. TA used to have buffet in all or most of their restaurants 15 years ago. Flying J had buffets when they had Thads restaurant and they were not part of Pilot.
     
  10. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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    Petro in Rochelle IL still has salad bar.
    They even had spinach. Keep that non nutritious lettuce garbage. T/A Petro will soon have all restaurants gone snd fast food artery clogging #### food or fast food #### everywhere. Meanwhile charging $3.00 for .50 worth of fruit and veggies in the cups. Or lard logs on the ####ty rolled grills.
     
  11. Capacity

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    Golden Corral is borded up here also , miss the meatloaf and chocolate milk.
     
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