Ryan's®, Hometown® Buffet, And Old Country Buffet® Are Celebrating A Season Of Seafood During Lent

GREER, S.C., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are offering a sea of delicious dishes for families observing the Lenten season. From seafood to pasta to home-style sides, there are plenty of options, so guests don't have to sacrifice great taste until Easter. All of the chains' restaurants are serving up seafood specials every Friday during dinner, plus offer other Lent-friendly offerings daily. 

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"Our restaurants are known for bringing families together by offering something for everyone," said Jason Abelkop, Chief Marketing Officer for Buffets, Inc. "Whether it's during Lent or any time of year, we're the dinner table that every family loves to gather around and that makes everyone happy."

During Lent, all the buffet restaurants are serving up dinnertime Friday Specials to satisfy seafood cravings, and all are serving up golden butterfly shrimp.  In addition, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet are offering salmon and Ryan's is featuring southern fried fish. These limited-time offers are available for dinner every Friday during Lent.

Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet offer seafood fan favorites for lunch and dinner throughout the year like shrimp scampi, baked fish, popcorn shrimp, and more.  The restaurants offer a new Mongolian Stir Fry, which can be ordered with shrimp, one of the most popular combinations.  There are also a variety of popular non-seafood offerings that families may also enjoy including custom and prepared salads, baked and fried chicken, pasta dishes, home-style soups, pizzas, and vegetarian dishes. These entrees may be complemented with a number of delicious sides like fresh and steamed vegetables, baked potatoes with toppers, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cornbread stuffing. The menus will vary by location.  

Lent is a Catholic observance that typically lasts for 40 days from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday. It is traditionally a period marked by fasting from certain foods and festivities. The Lenten season leads up to Easter Sunday, which is March 31 this year.

For more information about Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet, visit www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com, and www.OldCountryBuffet.com.

About Buffets, Inc.
Buffets, Inc., the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant company, currently operates 347 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 337 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse restaurants.  The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country® Buffet, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan's® brands. Buffets employs approximately 18,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually.  For more information, visit www.Buffet.com.

SOURCE Buffets, Inc.



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