SPRING, Texas, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Furr's Fresh Buffet, the new restaurant concept developed by owners of the beloved Furr's restaurant chain based in Dallas, announced their newest location will open Wednesday, May 11th in Spring, Texas at 21005 Interstate 45 at Louetta. Local resident and restaurant veteran Brian Blackwell will manage the new Furr's Fresh Buffet which will employ approximately 200 team members from the community.
In celebration of the grand opening, Furr's Fresh Buffet is collecting items to donate to the Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy Program. The first 100 guests on Saturday, May 14th who bring a donation will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet and will be entered to win Furr's Fresh Buffet 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, one per household, should be one of the first 100 in line on Saturday morning May 14th when doors open at 7 a.m., and donate a healthy, non-perishable item such as a jar of peanut butter, can of tuna or box of mac and cheese. The winner of the year's worth of Furr's valued at over $750 will be announced after doors open at 7:00 a.m. Additionally, Furr's Fresh Buffet will donate a percentage of the week's proceeds directly to the Backpack Buddy Program.
"It's important to us that our restaurant is 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," said Greg Buchanan, chief executive officer of Buffet Partners, owners and operators of Furr's Fresh Buffet. "It's equally important to us to help make a difference in the communities we serve. We're thrilled to help guarantee that the Backpack Buddy Program and the Houston Food Bank will continue to be able to provide food to thousands of children in our area."
Many children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The Houston Food Bank's Backpack Buddy Program works to fill that gap. "The average cost to supply one backpack of food to a child for the weekend is less than two dollars," said Brian Greene, chief executive of the Houston Food Bank. "In the '09-10 fiscal year, the Backpack Buddy Program distributed more than 77,000 backpacks at more than 180 area schools, and it's companies like Furr's Fresh Buffet that make this possible."
Since 1946 Furr's Fresh Buffet has been serving fresh, wholesome meals and giving guests the ultimate in choice with over 120 freshly prepared menu items to choose from daily. Spring residents will enjoy the recipes that made Furr's famous including the legendary Millionaire Pie and skillet-grilled chicken fried steak. Guests will also enjoy 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. Besides lunch and dinner, the new Furr's Fresh Buffet in Spring will also offer a splendid breakfast buffet on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which includes a custom omelet station. Along with the delicious food, the friendly staff can seat over 400 in the beautifully designed restaurant, which offers a banquet room perfect for business meetings or sports teams.
The restaurant can be reached directly at 281.528.5455. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Friday through Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Furr's offers self- and 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.
About Buffet Partners
Owned by Buffet Partners, L.P., 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 46 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 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.
SOURCE Buffet Partners, L.P.