Was on Lougheed just west of Willingdon, twenty years ago.
The salad bar had probably 70 things to choose from: salads and topping of all sorts,the usual beans and veggies,jello salads,potato and macaroni salads of all sorts-was a meal all in itself. $7
Could get a big steak,all you can eat shrimp plus the unlimited salad bar for $12.
Or for $15 you could do the rest. They had an Italian food station,with fettucini alfredo, spaghetti and meat balls, all the pastas, and about 5 different sauces.
The Asian station was awesome too,they had about 8 types of maki sushi,miso soup, and a good amount of the usual Chinese buffet foods.
My favourite was the Mexican food area: tortillas and tacos,and taco chips-with the sauces, chicken and ground beef, Mexican rice, shredded cheeses and cheese sauce,and pepper selection you could make crazy tortillas,tacos and nachos.
Hamburger and hot dog section was crazy awesome, plus roast beef and potatoes.
The dessert section had ice cream machines,10 flavours of ice cream,pies,cakes,all kinds of sprinkles,etc. Don't forget the pop and juice dispenser.
Anyways,I lived nearby and went there 2 or 3 times a week.
Never bought groceries,I'd just stuff myself and it would carry me over till the next visit with minor snacking in between.
Went travelling for a year in '01,came back and it had closed down.
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