San Antonio, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Ovation Brands’® portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet®, Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet and Country Buffet® – as well as Furr’s Fresh Buffet® are shining the spotlight on true life heroes with its newest Family Night promotion starting Thursday, August 25, 2016. In partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment and their award-winning animated film, Underdogs, the restaurants will highlight various heroes from soldiers to teachers and more with this seven-week program. Family Night takes place every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.
“Heroes aren’t reserved for just the movies, and many are among us in our everyday lives” said Mike Griffith, Director of Marketing for Ovation Brands® and Furr’s Fresh Buffet®. “Our newest promotion with Anchor Bay Entertainment helps shine a light on these individuals and teach kids the importance of helping others.”
Inspired by Underdogs, an animated comedy that brings toy foosball players to life to help a young man save his village, Family Night will feature the following themes:
- August 25: Meet a Firefighter Hero Day
- September 1: Scouts Honor
- September 8: Teacher Heroes and Grandparent Heroes
- September 15: Soldier Hero
- September 22: Thank You, Police Officers!
- September 29. Literary Heroes
- October 6: Little Heroes
Local heroes will be invited to participate in the weekly activities to share their experiences and inspire guests. The program will wrap up on October 6 with a screening of Underdogs at select locations. Restaurants will also be hosting canned food drives to benefit local charities the last week of the promotion. Participating restaurants will accept donations during that week, and each child who brings in a can will receive an “I Can Make a Difference” sticker. Check your local restaurant for details.
“We want to demonstrate to young children that despite their ages, they too can take action and make a difference in their communities or for others,” said Griffith. “It’s never too early to be a hero.”
In addition to the interactive Family Night activities, all restaurants will be giving away a free DVD of Underdogs on October 6, 2016 through a random drawing. No purchase necessary. Underdogs is available for purchase where DVDs are sold.
Visit www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com, www.CountryBuffet.com, www.OldCountryBuffet.com or www.Furrs.net for more information about the Anchor Bay Entertainment partnership and Family Night. While online, sign up for Crave Connection™ to receive exclusive offers and updates on upcoming promotions.
About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading independent home entertainment company that acquires and releases a wide array of filmed entertainment in the theatrical and home entertainment markets, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports and specialty films on Blu-ray™ and DVD formats. The company has long-term distribution agreements in place for select programming with The Weinstein Company, AMC Networks and RADiUS, among others. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a full service distributor in the North American market. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
About Ovation Brands® and Furr’s Fresh Buffet®
Ovation Brands currently operates 126 restaurants in 32 states, principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan’s® brands. Furr’s Fresh Buffet currently operates 25 restaurants across 5 states. Visit www.OvationBrands.com or www.Furrs.net for more information.