Buffets, Inc. Shows Love For Country With Music Greats Montgomery Gentry's Album "Rebels On The Run"


Profits to benefit the Armed Services YMCA® Operation Outdoors for children of military personnel

Jun 21, 2012, 12:00 ET from Buffets, Inc.

GREER, S.C., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Buffets, Inc. is turning up the heat this summer with country music sensations Montgomery Gentry. The duo's newest CD, Rebels On The Run, will be available at all Buffets locations – Ryan's®, Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Fire Mountain® and Granny's Buffet(SM) – starting July 5 for a special price of $8.99, while supplies last. Buffets will donate profits from the sale of the CDs to Armed Services YMCA® (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a camp program that assists the children of military personnel during deployment.

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The ASYMCA Operation Outdoors camp program provides an opportunity for military children to take a break from everyday worries. The unique atmosphere of the camp provides an opportunity for military kids to meet and have fun with each other and build a support network of friends going through the same experiences. Children are also able to take advantage of outdoor activities that will help foster leadership and teamwork skills, as well as boost their self-esteem.

In addition to the camps for children, the ASYMCA sponsors camps that reunite families with loved ones returning from war. Service members are able to take mini getaways to the outdoors and spend quality time with their entire family, catching up and reconnecting. ASYMCA launched the camp program in the summer of 2007 for children of junior enlisted military personnel and their families.

"Our brands are all about providing places for families to connect over a great meal.  That's why we are so proud to align with the ASYMCA to help further its mission of helping military families reconnect after a period of service to our country," said Jason Abelkop, Chief Marketing Officer of Buffets, Inc.  "Through our donation and involvement, we hope to improve the experience of the military families in our communities."

The well-known country duo echoed Abelkop's thoughts.  "We have a history of appreciation for and support of the military, and are proud to be a part of an initiative that allows our music to help such a great cause," said Troy Gentry.

For more information about the Buffets brands, visit any of their websites: www.hometownbuffet.com, www.oldcountrybuffet.com, www.countrybuffet.com, www.ryans.com, www.grannysbuffet.com and www.firemountainbuffet.com.

About Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry has been on a steady journey on their road to gold and platinum albums, CMA and ACM awards, and Grammy nomination. The journey has been paved both with musical integrity and with an abiding respect for the people and the genre they represent. They have released more than 20 charted singles, with anthems like "My Town" and "Hell Yeah" becoming indelible parts of the honky-tonk landscape. They have hit the top of the singles charts five times, with "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll With Me."

Known for their hard-core country anthems, Montgomery Gentry have released their latest single, "So Called Life," from their seventh studio album, Rebels On The Run. Written by Sean Patrick McGraw and Bruce Wallace, Billboard Magazine recently reviewed the new single calling it a "fiery anthem." "So Called Life" is the follow-up single to Montgomery Gentry's Top 10 radio smash "Where I Come From."

For more information on Montgomery Gentry, visit www.montgomerygentry.com.

About Buffets, Inc.

Buffets, Inc., one of the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant companies, currently operates more than 350 restaurants in 36 states.  Aside from its Tahoe Joe's® Famous Steakhouse restaurants, the company's restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan's® brands.  Buffets employs more than 20,000 associates and serves approximately 113 million guests annually.

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