Brummies have reacted with heartbreak to the news Toby Carvery will stop customers piling their own plates.
The restaurant chain will make changes to its operation as it reopens branches following the green light from the government.
But as the lockdown is eased and non-essential places like restaurants, pubs and carveries re-open, Toby Carvery is making changes.
Under new rules, customers will no longer fill their own plates with meat, roast potatoes, roast vegetables, gravy and extras.
The announcement has not gone down very well with BirminghamLive’s loyal Facebook audience, however.
Indeed, social media was full of angry feedback from customers on Saturday morning – with many voicing their displeasure at the news.
Sheila Jenkins wrote: “Not worth going to anymore then is it. Better to carry on making your own then at home. Plus you will definitely be safe.”
Dave Moore, though, urged for calm, and wrote: “I’s just temporary we will go back to normal soon enough stay calm”
Amanda Bradley fumed: “Not a carvery then is it. Just a roast dinner in a restaurant… No thanks”
Pauline Dean added: “It’s half a carvery as you can still choose what you want rather than a roast being brought to your table x”
Duncan Daly chipped in with: “Our lives will never be the same again, this is devastating news”
Christine O’halloran asked: “Can’t you just asked the chef for extra of what you like?”
Amelia Bakewell argued: “Wouldn’t bother me, see some people fully load their plates and never finish it’s such a waste”
A Toby Carvery spokesperson said: “We’re delighted to say that guests will still be able to enjoy their favourite roast just the way they like it, but we will reopen our carvery deck with our chefs serving the roast meats, vegetables and accompaniments.
“Similarly the famous Toby breakfast will be served for guests by our chefs in the same way.
“Tables and the space around the carvery deck will observe the safe distancing guidance and we will ensure rigorous standards of cleanliness with hand sanitiser stations throughout the restaurant.”