DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Furr's Fresh Buffet, the new restaurant concept developed by owners of the beloved Furr's restaurant chain, announced their newest location will open Wednesday, March 7th at 39779 LBJ Freeway in Dallas. Local resident and restaurant veteran Sharon Dodson will manage the new Furr's Fresh Buffet, which will employ over 100 team members from the community.
In celebration of the grand opening, Furr's Fresh Buffet is collecting contributions on March 9th to donate to the North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids program. The first 100 guests on Friday, March 9th who bring a donation will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet and will be entered to win free Furr's Fresh Buffet meals for a year! To qualify for the free buffet and a chance to win Furr's for a year, guests must be 18 years of age or older, should be one of the first 100 in line on Friday, March 9th, when doors open at 7:30 a.m., and donate healthy, non-perishable single-serve items such as peanut butter, box of granola bars or fruit cups. The winner of the free Furr's meals for a year, valued at over $750, will be announced after doors open at 7:30 a.m.
In addition to collecting food donations for the Food 4 Kids program, Furr's Fresh Buffet will donate a percentage of the week's sales proceeds directly to the North Texas Food Bank to further support the Food 4 Kids program. Furr's also supports the North Texas Food Bank with volunteer hours from its Support Center team members.
"We are thrilled to open our newest location in our hometown of Dallas and partner with the North Texas Food Bank," said Greg Buchanan, chief executive officer of Buffet Partners, owners and operators of Furr's Fresh Buffet. "Furr's has always offered a place where families and friends can come together to share a meal and enjoy a variety of fresh, nutritious food at a reasonable price. We invite the community and longtime fans of our brand to come see our newest restaurant here in Dallas and to join us in supporting the North Texas Food Bank."
Many children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The North Texas Food Bank's Food 4 Kids program works to fill that gap by sending non-perishable foods home with children each weekend. "Because of companies like Furr's Fresh Buffet we have been able to feed more children," said Jan Pruitt, president and chief executive officer of the North Texas Food Bank. "Furr's generosity and commitment to give back and feed the next generation is unparalleled."
Furr's has been serving fresh, wholesome meals throughout the Southwest U.S. since 1946. Guests at the new Dallas restaurant will enjoy over 120 freshly prepared items served daily. In addition to lunch and dinner, the new Furr's Fresh Buffet in Dallas will also offer a breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays.
Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 10:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Furr's offers full-service catering, a meeting room and meals to go. For more information and to register for the Furr's email club, visit www.furrs.net.
Owned by Buffet Partners, L.P. of Dallas, Furr's has a long and rich tradition of serving fresh, wholesome meals in the south-central and southwest U.S. Founded by brothers Roy and Key Furr in 1946, Furr's continues to provide warm, family focused service in a casual, comfortable environment. Today, Buffet Partners operates 44 Furr's and Furr's Fresh Buffet locations in seven western and southern states. Guests continue to enjoy favorite recipes that made Furr's restaurants famous, including the legendary Millionaire Pie and Skillet-Grilled Chicken Fried Steak. Guests also crave Furr's contemporary new items such as grilled sirloin steak, golden-fried butterflied shrimp, Citrus-Fired Chicken, hand-carved roast beef, baked fish; fresh build-your-own salads; steamed veggies; oven-baked breads; and mouthwatering desserts. Furr's all-you-wish-to-enjoy buffet serves delicious food you wish you had time to cook, all for one price of about $10.
About the North Texas Food Bank
The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit social benefit organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of 300 Member Agencies and 1,000 feeding and education programs in 13 North Texas counties. NTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and seniors through research, education, advocacy and strategic partnerships. In FY 2011, NTFB provided access to nearly 33 million nutritious meals. Founded in 1982, NTFB is a member of Feeding America (feedingamerica.org). For more information about NTFB, please visit www.ntfb.org
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