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, June 29th in San Antonio, Texas, at 7863 S. Interstate 35 and Zarzamora. Local resident and restaurant veteran Rafael Gonzales 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 contributions on July 1 to donate to the San Antonio Food Bank’s Backpack program. The first 100 guests on Friday, July 1 who bring a donation will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet and will be entered to win free 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, should be one of the first 100 in line on Friday, July 1, when doors open at 7 a.m., and donate healthy, non-perishable single-serve items such as a can of tuna, box of granola bars or fruit cups. The winner of the free Furr’s meals for a year, valued at over $750, will be announced after doors open at 7:00 a.m.
In addition to collecting food donations for the Backpack program, Furr’s Fresh Buffet will donate a percentage of the week’s sales proceeds directly to the San Antonio Food Bank to further support the Backpack program.
“We are thrilled to open our newest restaurant in the San Antonio market,” said Greg Buchanan, chief executive officer of Buffet Partners, owners and operators of Furr’s Fresh Buffet. “As we celebrate our grand opening, it’s important to us that our restaurant offer 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. It’s equally important to us to help make a difference in the communities we serve, by ensuring that fresh, nutritious food is accessible to the children living in our new neighborhood. The San Antonio Food Bank is a tremendous resource for the area, and we are proud to lend a helping hand to assist the Food Bank with serving thousands of children in San Antonio and beyond.”
Many children who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year go home to meager or no meals on weekends. The San Antonio Food Bank’s Backpack program works to fill that gap by sending non-perishable foods home with children each weekend. “The average cost to supply one backpack of food to a child for the weekend is less than two dollars,” said Eric Cooper, chief executive of the San Antonio Food Bank. “In the ’09-’10 fiscal year, the Backpack 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.”
While Furr’s Fresh Buffet is new to San Antonio, Furr’s has been serving fresh, wholesome meals throughout the Southwest U.S. since 1946. Guests at the new San Antonio restaurant will enjoy over 120 freshly prepared items daily, including numerous dishes that have made Furr’s famous. The company’s legendary Millionaire Pie and Skillet-Grilled Chicken Fried Steak are two favorites, and 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 San Antonio will also offer a splendid breakfast buffet on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays which includes a custom omelet station, a pancake and waffle bar, homemade granola, fresh fruit and more. Along with delicious food, Furr’s Fresh Buffet offers friendly service in an inviting atmosphere. The restaurant can seat 400 and offers a banquet room perfect for business meetings or sports teams.
The restaurant can be reached directly at 210-922-5700. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10:45 a.m. to 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.