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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
Buffets, Inc. Gift Card Program is the Gift that Keeps on Giving: Free Meals with $25 Gift Card Purchases During the Holidays

GREER, S.C., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffets, Inc.® and its portfolio of brands is making sure it feels good to give this holiday season.   From Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve, guests who purchase a gift card of $25 of value or greater will receive a FREE VIP Card for a free meal to use for themselves good any time during the month of January 2013.  This special holiday deal positions Buffets portfolio of brands – operating primarily under Ryan's®, Old Country Buffet® and HomeTown Buffet® – as offering one of the best values for individuals and companies seeking great holiday gift cards for colleagues and family.   The special offer is only available for purchase at the company's 340 family-style buffet restaurants between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve 2012.

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"Our restaurants are known for offering great-tasting food we are all proud to serve to our families, so during the holidays we wanted to make sure everyone shared in the gift," said Alice Crowder, Vice President of Marketing for Buffets, Inc.  "This way, you can give a gift card to a friend or family member, and come back in January to enjoy a great dinner yourself!"

For savvy party planners, Crowder said there will be a program that gives anyone who books one of the restaurants' special function rooms for a holiday party between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve a VIP Card for a free meal in January as well. 

"Our special function rooms are perfect for hosting a party of 20 to 50 people and, with our wide array of dishes, including our thick cut Rancher's Select sirloin (served every night), there is truly something for everyone on our menu.  The free dinner for the planner is our way of saying 'thank you' to the person that pulls it all together for their group," she said.

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About Buffets, Inc.
Buffets, Inc., the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant company, currently operates 350 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 340 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse® restaurants.  The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet, Ryan's® and Fire Mountain® brands. Buffets employs approximately 18,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. For more information about the company, please visit


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