EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffets, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOCB)
announced that John Byrne, a Buffets, Inc. General Manager in training, was
recently awarded the 800,000th ServSafe(R) certificate for food safety
training by The Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.
Acknowledging the milestone on behalf of Buffets, Inc., Executive Vice
President of Operations David Goronkin stated "Buffets, Inc. has been at the
forefront of food safety training for a number of years, both via our college
in Minneapolis as well as nationwide through our extensive field training
network. The ServSafe(R) program has been an important part of that effort.
Our national renown for wholesome quality food and high value are indicators
of the success of our guest service initiatives, including our focus on food
safety." Buffets, Inc. recently received the special distinction of having
all managers of its 364 Old Country Buffet(R), HomeTown Buffet(R), Roadhouse
Grill(SM) and PizzaPlay(SM) restaurants certified through the ServSafe(R)
program. This qualifies Buffets, Inc. for participation in the International
Food Safety Council, a coalition of foodservice operators, manufacturers,
suppliers and associations committed to addressing food safety through
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