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Queuing for Food - How Long Would You Wait?

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With the range of food places available these days, it feels unnecessary to wait for a table to free up just so you can eat. However, yesterday we waited for about 45 mins in the cold for a place that I’ve been meaning to try for a while now - and I’m glad it was worth it

the longest I’d ever queued was for a buffet at that was about an hour and a half - though it was good, I’ve not gone back

hspexy
6 months ago
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ACR
ACR6 months ago

If I know in advance there is going to be a long wait then I'd be willing to queue for an hour or more if it's somewhere I really want to try. Although, I'd only be prepared to do that on a first visit or if there is some kind of special event. Otherwise, 5-10 min. I live in an area with a lot of places to eat, so I'd normally just go somewhere else if I see a queue.

I don't really like buffet restaurants. In my experience I've been disappointed by the quality of the food and you end up eating more than you normally would to make it feel more of a good deal.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

Yes, most buffets are dreadful and I’d never go near them. But there have been a handful in the uk I was surprised by. But generally, buffets abroad seem to be good

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ACR
ACR6 months ago

hspexy I do like a buffet breakfast when I'm staying in a hotel. There is usually plenty of choice and it's a nice way to start the day 🍓

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hspexy
hspexy
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6 months ago

ACR lol indeed it is. Sometimes I eat so much I just have to have a nap to sleep it off...preferably on a lounger by the beach 😜

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi6 months ago

I think the longest was 30min, but I felt it is not right...because u need to wait for the food an other 30-45min....that is long...just waiting....I can manage to create something amazing in 30 min at home and if I need to wait longer that makes me think....I could do it at home

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

That’s true - so whatever time you’re waiting, the food can take just as long to get to you after ordering. The food has to be spectacular to be worth the wait

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi6 months ago

hspexy most of the times far from spectacular

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen156 months ago

I wouldn’t queue for more than 15 minutes for food 🤔 I would wait up to 45 if we were seated somewhere, but stood up queuing - definitely not! That’s why we like to go to wetherspoons, such quick service and cheap food!

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin6 months ago

Don't mind queuing for food what ****** me off is that fact i'm waiting in a Que with people behind me and as they haven't got patience they push in front of the Que get served first and i'm still stood there ten minutes later and getting asked if i'm in a Que well yes i am but difference is I've got patience and don't push in like rest of them have done

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
6 months ago

That’s just rude. Definitely can’t accept queue jumpers. Usually people who try get a lynching

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