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January 2017

Consumers Once Again Select Abuelo’s as #1 Mexican Restaurant in Nation

LUBBOCK, Texas –Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant is proud to once again be recognized as the nation’s top Mexican restaurant chain in a recent survey conducted by the leading national consumer rating magazine (http://www.consumerreports.org/restaurants/great-chain-restaurants). This is the fourth consecutive time since 2006 that Abuelo’s has ranked as the number one Mexican restaurant chain in the report that is released by the national publication.

The results were based on a nearly 70,000 subscribers reporting on 170,838 restaurant visits from mid-2015 to early 2016, rating the best/worst aspects at 238 restaurant chains around the nation.

Abuelo’s ranked highest in the Mexican dining category with a score of 85, based on rankings in food, menu variety, value, service and ambience. Abuelo’s score was the highest ranking given in the casual dining segment and compared favorably to scores given to higher-end restaurant concepts such Houston’s, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Morton’s and Mitchell’s Fish Market. Abuelo’s was also named as one of “10 Great Dining Picks” in the article.

“At Abuelo’s, our goal is to ensure our guests have an incredible experience when dining with us,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. “It is truly an honor to once again be…

New Abuelo’s To Open In Katy, TX

New Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant to Open in Katy in Early 2017

Company’s first Houston-area location scheduled to open at the Shoppes at Parkwest

 LUBBOCK, Texas – Construction is well underway on the new Abuelo’s Mexican restaurant, which is scheduled to open at 24600 Katy Freeway, Suite 1020, at the Shoppes at ParkWest in the first quarter of 2017. This will be Abuelo’s first location in the Houston-area and the company’s 39th location nationwide.

The new Abuelo’s will feature approximately 7,600-square-feet of interior space and will include an outdoor, climate controlled patio with operable doors that can be opened in nicer weather or closed as needed. It will also feature a natural light skylight over an interior courtyard, with a mix of both modern and traditional Mexican décor. The restaurant will seat approximately 270 guests and will employ between 80-100 employees.

“After many years of guest requests and researching various sites in the Houston are, we are thrilled to expand Abuelo’s into this market,” said Robert Lin, President of FCI. “We expect the Katy location to be an excellent fit for us and we’re looking forward to being an active member of the community.”

The new Abuelo’s  location will feature a…