Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, And Old Country Buffet® Celebrate The One Year Anniversary Of Family Night With A Monster Mash In October Restaurants partner with Sony Home Entertainment to spotlight the re-release of Hotel Transylvania™ Blu-ray Combo Pack

GREER, S.C., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gather your little ghosts and goblins and visit Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet or Old Country Buffet® in October to celebrate a scary good time all month long. The popular restaurants are celebrating a "scare-a-versy" of Family Night by partnering with Sony Home Entertainment to offer free Hotel Transylvania-themed activities, links to apps, coupons, and an online giveaway to celebrate the re-release of the movie on DVD. On Halloween, costumed kids eat for free at any of the 333 buffet restaurants.

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"Halloween marks the one-year anniversary of Family Night," said Alice Crowder, Vice President of Marketing for Buffets, Inc. "This weekly event has turned Thursday into the most popular night of the week for our restaurants. Families are the core of our business, and we are delighted to continue to offer wholesome activities that bring parents and children closer at our restaurants."

October Family Night Gets Scary
Throughout the month of October, the buffet restaurants will feature free Hotel Transylvania activities, while serving up popular kid-friendly menu items including corn dogs, pizza, chicken tenders, cotton candy and "Dirt & Worms" – a kid-friendly dessert with pudding and gummy worms. Family Night is every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During Family Night, kids 11 years and younger dine in for just 99 cents – limit two kids meals per adult purchase.  On Halloween (October 31, 2013), kids in costumes eat free during Family Night.

The spooky fun continues on Facebook, where fans can enter to win free Hotel Transylvania prize packs. The Buffets brands will be among the first to leverage the platform's new promotional guidelines to offer easy entry for giveaways right on the page timeline. Starting October 10, simply visit any of the official Facebook pages and look for the weekly post with the prompt for how to win: www.Facebook.com/RyansBuffet, www.Facebook.com/HomeTownBuffet, or www.Facebook.com/OldCountryBuffet.

For more information about the October Family Night activities, visit the official websites for Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet.

About Buffets, Inc.
Buffets, Inc., one of the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant companies, currently operates 343 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 333 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.

About Hotel Transylvania
Hotel Transylvania™, an award-winning animated film, features Dracula and his friends Frankenstein, Wayne and Wanda the werewolves, Murray the mummy, Bigfoot and others. The popular monsters visit Hotel Transylvania with their families to vacation and escape humans, but their plans are foiled by an unexpected guest. The film was released in theaters in September 2012, and features the voices of an all-star cast including Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Adam Samberg, and more. Sony is re-releasing the film on DVD this fall. Hotel Transylvania and the associated characters are property of Sony Pictures.

SOURCE Buffets, Inc.



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