Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Buffett's Buffet

To each according to their itches, from each according to their riches
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All you can eat buffets already seem to repeal common sense -- how can they be economically sustainable in the land of the morbidly obese?

Extend the experiment further according to Buffett's Rule, by having patrons pay according to their abilities.

theircompetitor, Oct 04 2011

Eat what you want, pay what you can. http://www.worldcha...rchives/005812.html
Rather happily, this is already baked! [DrBob, Oct 04 2011]

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       Hey, fat is the only thing you can take with you to the grave...
RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2011
  

       All-you-can-eat buffets work on an economy-of-scale system; charge the same price for a 60-pound child as you do for an industrial wood-chipper with a glandular disorder, serve massive amounts of cheap, easy-to-prepare food, and draw in as many customers as possible. Some people eat more, some people eat less, but if you average the consumption rate per person and set your prices so that you make a marginal profit over the cost of sustaining that average, you make a lot of money if you have a lot of customers. That's why those places are always near highways or shopping malls and have signs that rival their dining areas for square footage. Pack 'em, stuff 'em, and street 'em.
Alterother, Oct 04 2011
  
      
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