To many of us food buffets offer the ultimate value for money. Allowing you to consume all-you-can-eat for a set price without any hidden fees. A place where you can test your limits and worry about the repercussions later. Mixing a variety of flavours from different culinary corners and amalgamating them onto your plate, into your own unique selection without being judged. It is a place where you can let your hair down and lead with your stomach.
A buffet is also a good place to congregate with loved ones and celebrate such occasions like 1st birthdays, Christenings, Mother's Day and so on. You can make a mess and feel like you are right at home. That is probably why the majority of people at buffets are in good spirits. It doesn't matter what nationality you are, or what you are celebrating, there is an unspoken understanding at buffets, that you are not here for any trouble, instead, you are there to enjoy the food and the company of your loved ones.
Once you have stepped into a buffet, it's like you imaginarily signed an international peace treaty and voluntarily dropped off any firearms at the front counter. It is a place to put your differences aside and be at peace. So, what you're really getting when you hand over payment to the cashier is not $20 to eat large amounts of food, no, it is $20 to enter a magically place that is occupied by many nationalities that all want the same thing, to eat, be with loved ones and just be happy.