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Abuelo’s To Open New Concept In Lexington, KY

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lexington Closes; Will Reopen as New Concept this Spring

New Oak Springs Grill to open May 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas – Food Concepts International, the parent company of Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants, announced today that it is bringing a brand new restaurant concept to Lexington. The company will be converting its existing Abuelo’s restaurant, located at Fayette Mall at 3395 Nicholasville Road, into a new concept, Oak Springs Grill, which will open this May.

“We are excited to bring this new concept to Lexington,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International. “Oak Springs Grill will feature contemporary, high quality comfort food, served in an inviting and attractive environment, at a great value – just like you would expect at a new sister concept of Abuelo’s. We know our guests in Lexington will love the incredible, hand-made comfort food and warm ambiance of the new Oak Springs Grill.”

The building will undergo a series of interior and exterior renovations that will take approximately 8 to 10 weeks. The new interior will feature rich dark woods, a massive red oak tree and artifacts and décor items representative of the style and grace of Kentucky.

The new Oak Springs Grill menu will feature a broad selection of high quality, made-from-scratch comfort food including an assortment of appetizers and bar snacks, fresh salads, oak-grilled, fresh ground chuck burgers, hand-butchered steaks and tender smoked ribs, plus a number of “House Favorites” such as Chicken Fried Steak, Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Steakhouse Grilled Chicken, Southern Fried Shrimp, and others. Additionally, Oak Springs Grill will feature hand-made desserts, plus an impressive selection of bourbons, wines and other libations.

Jeff Scouler, who has served as Abuelo’s general manager in Lexington since the restaurant first opened in 2006, will also manage the new concept, along with his existing management team. Outstanding Abuelo’s gift cards may be exchanged for Oak Spring Grill gift cards, with a 20 percent value increase of the existing balance. Additionally, Abuelo’s gift cards may be used at any Abuelo’s restaurant nationwide.

“This is an entirely new concept, and the new restaurant will offer an exciting, completely different dining experience for Lexington guests,” added Lin. “We are very thankful for our guests’ loyalty at Abuelo’s Lexington over the years, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the new Oak Springs Grill.”


About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in a true Mexican courtyard atmosphere. Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant and as one of America’s top overall restaurant chains in three consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 39 full-service restaurants located in 14 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.