National Buffet Day:
Celebrated annually on every January 2nd, the National Buffet Day commemorates the buffet system for giving people the joy of eating to their hearts’ content! Are you a foodie? Or just want to strike some of the unique dishes off your bucket list or want to win that challenge of who eats the most? Grab this opportunity and hit your favorite buffet offering restaurants today! Interested in the “why” of the day? Read on!
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on January 2nd:
Why Buffet Day?
Everyone enjoys a good buffet. Restaurants (those specialized in the buffet) present a wide range of menu, catering to everyone’s favorites. Diners can easily choose and serve the food themselves, which is extremely useful in feeding a large group of individuals at the same time. The Buffet system is prominently used in big organizations but works well in household settings as well.
A lesser-known fact is that the word “buffet” is taken from the name of a type of French sideboard furniture where the food was served. Perhaps it was done so that it can be pronounced easily since “smorgasbord” isn’t quite it (sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, if you will).
Historically, buffet systems originate in the mid-16th century from the Brannvinsbord, a type of Swedish schnapps table, a table of shots of alcoholic beverages. It was during the expansion of railroads in Europe did a smorgasbord buffet increase in popularity. In 1939, at the New York World’s Fair exhibition, the Swedes people had put forward a display of smorgasbord. They had laden the table with the best Swedish foods, hence grabbing a lot of attention. During the late 20th century, Swedes had introduced this system in New York and in the English speaking world it came to be known as “buffet”.
Although, this day is to bring out that inner food connoisseur in yourself, it is even more important to also help those in need and put forward a helping hand. At the end of the day helping one another and those in need takes priority. One can take initiative and help out the less fortunate ones and provide them with foods and drinks to aid them this National Buffet Day.
How Can We Observe National Buffet Day?
- Enjoy Buffet with zero guilt!
To celebrate National Buffet Day is to indulge in delicious delights with zero guilt! today visit your favorite Buffet offering restaurants to celebrate the day in style.
- Organize a home buffet party!
If you are up for a personal buffet party, you may even conduct your buffet at home. While the one that’s done in the coziness of one’s place can be prepared depending upon one’s taste
- Enjoy a buffet at your favorite restaurant!
While some restaurants do not stick to a particular theme, some on the other hand cater to specific cuisines. Team up with friends and family and get ready to dig in for some fulfilling breakfast/lunch/dinner!
- Enjoy a pizza buffet!
For pizza lovers, there are various selections of pizzas to enjoy your Buffet Day
- Enjoy a healthy buffet!
For the lovers of greens and everything healthy, we’ve various salads with numerous toppings and seasonings.
- Enjoy an Asian buffet!
For the Asian cuisine enthusiast, there is a whole row of pad thai, bao, pork dumplings, Luk Chup, soups, wontons, etc. Pro tip: before a buffet has your breakfast and stay hydrated. It is worth noting that wearing jeans is not a very good idea if you’re planning to splurge.
- Offer your services in preparing a buffet for the less fortunate!
You can either go to an orphanage and prepare a buffet for the kids there or visit a less privileged area and provide them with edibles. One can even look around and find the people they can provide for living very close to them. Giving back to society should be everyone’s motto this National Buffet Day. Encourage everyone on social media to enjoy the day by using hashtags #NationalBuffetDay and #BuffetDay
Interesting Facts About National Buffet Day:
These facts about Buffet will surprise you!
- The hot food at buffet needs to stay above 140 degrees Fahrenheit
- The cold food at the buffet needs to be maintained below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid bacterial attacks!
- Statistics show that nearly 128,000 people get hospitalized and 3,000 die due to food poisoning cases
- For a restaurant to be profited from buffet they include smaller cutlery and large glasses for soft drinks as their strategy!
History of National Buffet Day:
The origin and the founder of the National Buffet Day are unknown to our research until the further revelation. This day is celebrated as a fun food holiday in the US.