Buffets aren’t ‘dead:’ COVID-19 could spark the future of dining, says UNLV expert Lauren Clark, KSNV-TV (NBC) · May 27, 2020 at 12:09 am It’s as “Las Vegas” as Elvis impersonators or drive-thru wedding chapels: the All-You-Can-Eat buffet. UNLV Professor Amanda Belarmino teaches strategic management at the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She says they’re a major allure to our tourists. “People come here and it’s one of the things people want to do,” she said. “Gambling, going to the buffet, it’s all a part of that experience.” But some are concerned about the future of the institution–with high touch surfaces and utensils– during a pandemic.