BUFFETS, INC.® AND CHARLIE DANIELS HELP MAKE CHRISTMAS MERRY FOR GUESTS AND MILITARY FAMILIES WITH EXCLUSIVE CD

BUFFETS, INC.® AND CHARLIE DANIELS HELP MAKE
CHRISTMAS MERRY FOR GUESTS AND MILITARY FAMILIES
WITH EXCLUSIVE CD

GREER,
SC (November 8, 2012) – Buffets, Inc.® and legendary music icon Charlie
Daniels will be bringing holiday cheer to guests and military families
alike with the launch of a new Christmas CD called Hallelujah It’s Christmas Time Again
starting this week for just $8.99.  Available exclusively in Buffets,
Inc. restaurants, the CD features a wide range of classic and original
holiday music including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Hallelujah,” as
well as a special bonus track reading of Daniels’ “Carolina Christmas
Carol.”   In the spirit of the holidays, profits from the CD will be
donated to the Armed Services YMCA® (ASYMCA) for Operation Outdoors, a
camp program that assists the children of military personnel during
deployment.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with country-bluegrass legend Charlie
Daniels on a holiday CD that’s only available to our guests.  Mr.
Daniels’ musical talents are equal to his generous heart and we admire
his decades-long commitment to charitable causes that benefit children
and the under-privileged,” said Alice Crowder, Vice President of
Marketing for Buffets, which operates 350 restaurants primarily under
the Ryan’s®, Old Country Buffet® and HomeTown® Buffet brands.

Daniels echoed the importance of Christmas, family and giving back. 
“The Buffets, Inc. brands are providing a way to celebrate Christmas
through music and help the children of our military at the same time,”
he said.  “It’s important to remember the reason for this season.”

Crowder said that CD proceeds will support ASYMCA’s children’s
initiatives designed to help children of deployed military to take a
break from their everyday worries.  Buffets, Inc. and its portfolio of
brands pledged nationwide support of the non-profit earlier this year.

For a complete list of restaurants, visit online at www.Buffet.com.

About Charlie Daniels
Fiddle-playing country music icon and Grand Ole Opry Member, Charlie
Daniels has been performing and perfecting his craft for over 50 years. 
His style is an exhilarating mixture of rock, country, bluegrass, blues
and gospel.  He was nominated this year for a Country Music Award for
Vocal Event of the Year for his performance (along with George Jones) of
Aaron Lewis’ song “Country Boy” on R&J Records.
Daniels’ rebel anthems “Long Haired Country Boy” and “The South’s Gonna Do It” propelled his 1975 collection Fire on the Mountain
to Double Platinum status.  He won a Grammy Award in 1979 for “The
Devil Went Down to Georgia” and was on the soundtrack for the hit movie
“Urban Cowboy.”

His charitable work includes the annual “Christmas 4 Kids” charity
concert which funds shopping holiday sprees for underprivileged children
at the holidays.  In his eleven years supporting the program, he has
helped provide special shopping trips for more than 4000 children.  He
is a vocal advocate of preserving American freedoms and has authored
“Ain’t No Rag: Freedom, Family and the Flag” on what freedom, family and
the American flag represents to him.

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