Our notion of what constitutes “good value” has also evolved.
Until Sunday, a standard Sizzler all-you-can-eat salad bar will cost you $27.95. You can add $4 and get a rump steak, or $2 for a “Malibu Chicken Supreme” (think parmy-meets-Chicken-Cordon-Bleu).
But “value” now lies in the quality rather than quantity of one’s meal. As Australians’ idea of value is shifting, we are inclined to pay more for food we consider to be good quality – so $30 for an average steak and salad now seems rather steep.
Along with Smorgys and Pizza Hut, I remember going to Sizzler in the 90’s. I wonder if what has changed is not only our appreciation of quality, but also the appropriateness of gorging ourselves?