Luby's Takes A Bite Out Of The Bulge


Jan 17, 2013, 10:21 ET from Luby's, Inc.

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's now easier than ever to watch your wallet and your waistline at Luby's. The iconic, Texas-based cafeteria chain is starting the New Year off right with five flavorful and filling additions to its popular Livin'Smart menu. First developed in late 2009 as part of a specialty wellness initiative for Luby's Culinary Services, the company's contract foodservice division, Livin'Smart now features more than 60 revolving dishes that tip the scales at less than 600 calories each.

Five new Livin'Smart entrees with complementary sides are currently in daily rotation at locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Additionally, diners can look up nutritional information by visiting the Luby's website, where classic favorites and recent offerings in the Livin'Smart program have been analyzed to compile calorie, fat, carbohydrate and fiber data in an easy to follow chart.

The new for 2013 dishes, their availability and nutritional details are as follows:


Pan seared rosemary chicken with Tuscan white beans and brussels sprouts/carrots

Protein 49

Fat 9     

Fiber 13    

Carbs 51    

Calories 481


Jamaican jerk tilapia with jasmine almond rice and green beans

Protein 26

Fat 5      

Fiber 2    

Carbs 32     

Calories 277


Balsamic chicken with tomato bruschetta over Mediterranean polenta and steamed broccoli

Protein 46

Fat 16       

Fiber 7    

Carbs 54     

Calories 544


Lemon grass beef skewers over brown rice with asparagus

Protein 31

Fat 8      

Fiber 7     

Carbs 78     

Calories 508


Crispy teriyaki salmon with pineapple relish; served with Jasmine rice and steamed broccoli

Protein 55

Fat 20    

Fiber 5  

Carbs 45    

Calories 580

According to Peter Tropoli, COO of Luby's, "We're excited to begin each new year with a delectable debut of Livin'Smart offerings that help individuals and families stick to their resolutions, ranging from weight loss goals to carving out together time during meals."

Luby's does just that with made-from-scratch comfort food and inviting, neighborhood-centric restaurants that appeal to a wide range of customers thanks to their focus on quality, value and convenience.

About Luby's
Luby's, Inc. operates restaurants under the brands Luby's Cafeteria, Fuddruckers and Cheeseburger in Paradise and provides food service management through its Luby's Culinary Services division.  The company-operated restaurants include 93 Luby's cafeterias, 62 Fuddruckers restaurants, 23 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, two Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistros, and one Bob Luby's Seafood Grill. Its 93 Luby's cafeterias are located throughout Texas and other states. Its Fuddruckers restaurants include 62 company-operated locations and 121 franchises across the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. Luby's Culinary Services provides food service management to 18 sites consisting of healthcare, higher education and corporate dining locations.

SOURCE Luby's, Inc.