The origin of the buffet was to give gamblers a quick break from the action with a sound, decent meal. They always had good, basic grub and very inexpensive price.
They evolved into these big, showtime events, with gourmet dishes, top end food at a considerable cost.
Now, the vast majority have become nothing but slop troughs with low quality, unfresh and worst of all, cold offerings that would best be served up in a refugee camp.
What happened? Where did the good food at a cheap price go?