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Circular buffets blamed for rise in hotel breakfast violence

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Circular buffets blamed for rise in hotel breakfast violence

Experts urge hotels to adopt traditional line-based approach

Hotels across the region are being urged by authorities to avoid laying out their buffets in a circular arrangement after a sharp rise in “violent incidents” during breakfast. According to a recent report, buffets arranged in a circle without clearly defined entrance and exit points have a 73 per cent greater chance of causing a fight among diners than those adopting the traditional line approach. “With nobody sure where to stop or start, the toast, cereal, omelette and freshly squeezed mixed fruit juice stations have become as bad as football terraces in the 80s,” said a source. “It’s utter carnage out there.”

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Netanyahu

    October 31, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Tricky issue. This may have started with rumors of leaky juice cartons at the Cristal Salam executive suite. Normally one would expect such an advisory to be attributed to a particular official. Also, journalistic etiquette requires that you credit the local paper which published the story originally.

  2. Bashar Assad

    October 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I just can’t believe this is true. Perhaps the hotels should implement a tiered system in line with the proposed gold-class lane on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway

  3. Reggie Roganjosh

    October 31, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I like a good English Muffin in the morning.

    • Isaac Hunt

      October 31, 2013 at 9:25 am

      Cant beat a fish supper, even for breakfast

    • Anonymous

      October 31, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Keep your filthy hands off my muffins or else…

  4. Alan Wahsalanfitaxidubai

    October 31, 2013 at 11:05 am

    My suggestion is to have trained buffet security teams – it surely helps breakfast safety and gives a clear career path for the staff – start on juices and work their way up to various cereals, pastry goods and finally the hot items and egg counter.

  5. EBB

    October 31, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    This is a serious issue that require drastic action. I have a controversial proposal. Strips of crisply fried pork bacon be used to form an aromatic barrier between patrons. These tasty “Haram Zones” will serve to repulse and separate patrons from each other, and will ensure proper formation of queues at circular buffets.

  6. Drunk

    October 31, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I agree with Alan, not just trained, but with salary and benefits. I seem to recall a western hotel where they tried this. But this raises costs as the security teams need uniform. Also, how will leading hotels adapt to fit the shifting multinational corporate environment and face growing talent development and leadership training needs? And how will interdepartmental transfers be addressed?

  7. Brett Plumridge

    November 3, 2013 at 9:58 am

    and let’s not forget another even bigger problem that has been plaguing breakfast buffets………….and that is the patrons who return to the buffet with dirty plates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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