Keeping your weight – and your waste – down
A pay-for-what-you-eat model is popular with lunch crowds in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Restaurants such as Kilo Restaurant and Las Chicas feature buffets where customers pay according to what they take on their plate, rather than a flat rate for the meal. This way, customers tend to waste less food – and pay less too.
Picking up the trend, one restaurant in Dubai has tried this. Gramo, which opened its doors in Global Village last year, tried to promote moderation and reduce waste by implementing a pay-by-weight model.
The deal was launched in response to the numerous lavish buffets in restaurants across the city, where plates of food can go unfinished and perfectly good meals can end up in the garbage, say the owners, Lootah Hotel Management, which also owns the Al Jawhara hotel chain.
While the restaurant closed at the end of Global Village season earlier this year, it is expected to reopen at Global Village this December.