[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - All You Can Eat

Fernando Trebien fernando.trebien at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 19:38:56 UTC 2014

I remember having been to restaurants here in Brazil where the food
that is served as "all you can eat" is not exactly the same as the one
you may order from a regular menu. Not far from my home there is a
restaurant that serves 3 cuisines at different times of the day
(italian and japanese for dinner, and an all-you-can-eat regional
buffet for lunch; I'm sure but they may operate a cafe for breakfast).
Place all the values in the cuisine tag and you won't be able to tell
at which time each cuisine is offered. How do you express that the
all-you-can-eat service is offered only for the regional cuisine?
Answer: you need 2 objects (nodes or areas) for that.

But anyway, I'm with Martin, it's best to use :service_times to avoid
confusion with the regular opening_hours tag. The place is usually
open (offering its regular service) for a longer period than that in
which it offers an all you can eat service.

On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 4:37 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Monday, February 17, 2014, Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17/02/2014 18:04, Fernando Trebien wrote:
>>> I still think that "opening_hours" as a subtag would be an unnecessary
>>> specialization that would only be needed rarely. Can you provide an
>>> example in which you would not be able to represent that information
>>> in a different way? (such as using two or more geometric objects)
>> It's quite common in the UK for a restaurant to operate as a normal, a la
>> carte restaurant most of the week, and offer an all-you-can-eat buffet on,
>> say, Sundays. I'm at a loss to understand why that would be represented as
>> two separate geometric objects.
> Yeah, I've been trying to think of a use case scenario that makes sense for
> this, and I can't.  It seems to be more in line with the expectation typical
> by cuisine.  For instance, Genghis Grill seems to be about the only chain
> around that doesn't consider Mongolian.
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