I had not been to Rips in a really long time until I recently went on a Sunday morning for brunch. I usually do not do buffets because the thought of other people touching the utensils with dirty hands and then the utensils touching the food grosses me out. However, I like that at Rip's, a staffer (wearing food service gloves) plates the food upon the customer's request. It can get crowded and you may have to wait for the buffet line, but they do a nice job of keeping the food in stock and hot. The prices are pretty competitive and the service isn't too bad.