I miss salad bars. They'd already gotten pretty scarce before this pandemic and they're not going to come back any time soon.
There's a lunch place across from where I work that's got one, but my lunch break is late, they are understaffed and by the time I get there, it's more science experiment than temptation.
It used to be that no small-town steak joint worthy of the name lacked a salad bar. It was a necessary component. They seemed to fade away with the first round of chain-restaurant steak places (Bonanza, Ponderosa, Mr. Steak) and their standalone competitors. The next bunch (Outback, Texas Roadhouse, etc.) don't seem to have them -- and for my money, the steaks aren't the same, either.
Some fine, far-off day there will be sit-down chow joints and salad bars again. Some day.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
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