Life after COVID-19 pandemic: hotel buffets may be gone forever

Brian Sozzi
Editor-at-LargeYahoo FinanceMay 14, 2020, 1:39 PM CDT 0:22 7:38   EmbedClosed Caption Settings ‘It will be a long time before breakfast buffets come back’ as hotel industry tries to recover: Aimbridge Hospitality CEO

Ingesting 3,000 calories in under an hour – while spreading germs by touching various serving spoons and plates — at the hotel breakfast buffet may be a thing of the past in life after the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous industry insiders have told Yahoo Finance.

“I think it’s a long time before buffets come back. Even with sneeze guards and things like that, I think that the time of the buffet in a hotel, breakfast buffets are long gone,” said Aimbridge Hospitality CEO Dave Johnson on Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade.

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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld, breakfast buffet. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

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