A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 17, 2013
Big Ugly Fat Fuckers Eating Together ("buffet” backronym)

The word “buffet” is not an acronym, but it has been given the jocular backronym (back acronym) of “Big Ugly Fat Fuckers/Fellows/Folks/Freaks Eating Together” since at least the late 1990s. It’s not known who first used the backronym.


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Teerio
7/25/99
(...)
Haha.  Back in my ‘ol restaurant days, we had a saying about people and their free buffet habits.  “You know what *buffet* is an acronym for?  Big Ugly Fat F*ckers Eating Together.”

Urban Dictionary
buffet
Big Ugly Fat Fuckers Eatin’ Together
Hometown Buffet sucks!
by blagguy January 24, 2003

Google Books
Homering in the Clutch
By Brad Bauer
Lincoln, NE: iUniverse
2007
Pg. 227:
You know what people think of when they hear ‘buffet’:

Big
Ugly
Fat
Folk
Eating
Together

Shefzilla
November 24, 2009
B-U-F-F-E-T
Several years ago I was in a corporate hotel training class when the topic of buffets came up.  I’ve always felt like they’re a necessary evil in the business, so when a classmate bluted out, “B-U-F-F-E-T stands for Big Ugly Fat Fuckers Eating Together” you can imagine my delight.

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BUFFET (Big,Ugly,Fat,Folks,Eating,Together)
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Joined Facebook 04/06/2010

New York (NY) Times
A Hard Turn: Better Health on the Highway
By ABBY ELLIN
Published: November 21, 2011
(...)
When they do leave their vehicles, it’s usually at truck stops and fast-food restaurants where nearly every option is greasy or fatty or served up in calorie-rich buffets — which some truckers say stands for “Big Ugly Fat Fellows Eating Together.”

Twitter
Skyler Atkinson
‏@skyatkinson11
My professor just told us that buffet stands for “big ugly fat fuckers eating together.” 😂
2:57 PM - 22 Oct 13

Posted by Barry Popik
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