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 ranked as the number one Mexican restaurant chain in the nation by this reputable publication. This is the fourth time in a row we’ve received this top ranking, and we are very thankful to our guests for giving us such high ratings. We also congratulate our operators and team members on achieving this recognition once again.”

 

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 four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. Abuelo’s currently has a location under construction in Katy, Texas that is scheduled to open in early 2017. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

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 menu rich with creative, made-from-scratch Mexican specialties, as well as superior service and affordable prices, for which Abuelo’s is known.

“Our theme at Abuelo’s is ‘welcome to our home,’” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. “Our goal is to offer our guests an opportunity to experience diverse flavors every day, in an authentic Mexican villa with superior service– whether it’s for a quick lunch with co-workers or a casual dinner with family or friends.”

Abuelo’s, which has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, is famous for its creative, made-from-scratch Mexican cuisine, superior service and affordable prices. Abuelo’s menu selections combine authentic standards with the rich, subtle flavors of coastal and interior Mexican cuisine. Abuelo’s House Specialties, which combine beef tenderloin, fresh shrimp, Barramundi, salmon and other top-quality ingredients with unique, homemade sauces and side dishes, have earned a reputation for “raising the bar” of Mexican food restaurants. The menu also features an impressive selection of fire-grilled fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, chile rellenos, quesadillas and tamales. Desserts include Abuelo’s award-winning traditional Mexican flan and Margarita pie with tequila cream sauce, among others.

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 four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 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.

Special Capirotada dessert and new entrée added for limited time during the holiday season

 LUBBOCK, Texas – This holiday season, Abuelo’s is spicing up gift giving with its annual holiday gift card promotion. The gift card promotion gives guests who purchase $50 of Abuelo’s gift cards a gift of their own – a $10 Abuelo’s bonus card to use in the New Year.

During the holiday gift card promotion, which runs through December 31, 2016, guests can purchase gift cards at any Abuelo’s location or online at www.abuelos.com. For every $50 gift card purchase, guests will receive a $10 bonus card redeemable at any Abuelo’s location from January 1 to March 31, 2017.

“Our holiday gift card promotion is a very good way for guests to get gifts for everyone on their list, as well as a gift for themselves,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company.  “Abuelo’s gift cards make a great gift for family members, friends, co-workers and clients. We want our guests to be able to share the flavor of Mexico, and enjoy a gift from us, too.” Additionally, Abuelo’s is bringing back a sweet holiday tradition with its special Capirotada dessert, a decadent Mexican bread pudding that will only be available November 22 through January 2, 2017. Abuelo’s is offering Capirotada for a special price of just $4.99.

“Our Capirotada is a traditional Mexican dessert that is perfect for the holiday season,” said Executive Chef Luis Sanchez. “It’s a delicious treat everyone should enjoy at least once, so order it while you can!”

Abuelo’s also welcomes a new entrée during the holiday season. The new Pescado Mazatlán is fire-grilled Barramundi filets with shrimp and sea scallops in a light lemon sauce, topped with a cool cucumber salsa. This delicious, new entrée is available for a limited time in all restaurants during the holiday season only.

For more information about Abuelo’s holiday gift card promotion and other holiday menu specialties, please call your local Abuelo’s or purchase online at Abuelos.com.

 

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 four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. Abuelo’s currently has a location under construction in Katy, Texas that is scheduled to open in early 2017. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

Restaurant Slated to Open in Pinnacle Park Development

LUBBOCK, Texas – Food Concepts International, parent company of Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants, and Pinnacle Alliance Fund announced today that construction will soon begin on a new Abuelo’s restaurant in the Pinnacle Park, a 100+-acre mixed use town center in League City, Texas. This will be Abuelo’s second restaurant in the Houston-area and the company’s 40th location nationwide.

Construction will begin in early 2017 on the approximately 7,600 square-foot restaurant in Pinnacle Park, which is slated to open in early Q3 2017. The restaurant will feature a natural light skylight over an interior courtyard with hand-painted artwork adorning the walls, greenery and traditional statuary throughout. The restaurant will also have a 2,000-square-foot, climate controlled outdoor patio with operable exterior doors that can be opened during nicer weather. The patio area will also be available for booking private parties and other functions.

“We are very excited to expand Abuelo’s in the Houston market, and we expect the Pinnacle Park development to be an excellent location for us,” said Robert Lin, President of FCI. “This new location will offer the same great Mexican food for which Abuelo’s is known, including our creative, made-from-scratch Mexican specialties, superior service and affordable prices.

Pinnacle Park is a 100+-acre, high quality, mixed-used development located in the southern corridor and sub-market of south Houston. Positioned on I-45, near the Sam Houston Tollway and the New Grand Parkway/Hwy 646, Pinnacle Park is a prime destination and entertainment venue that includes office, medical, dining, leisure, retail and multi-family/residential uses.

 

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 four consecutive biennial surveys by a leading national consumer rating magazine. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International in Lubbock Texas, the company currently has 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. A new restaurant is currently under construction in Katy, Texas, and is scheduled to open in early 2017. For more information, visit www.abuelos.com or Abuelo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Abuelos.

 

About Pinnacle Alliance Fund Inc.

Pinnacle Alliance Fund Inc. (PINNACLE) is a preeminent commercial real estate development company headquartered in Houston, Texas with over 15 years specializing in development, tenant services, construction, leasing and property management. PINNACLE focuses on design-build opportunities involving all types of commercial properties ranging from Class A Office buildings, retail centers, industrial parks and complexes, build-to-suite and free standing restaurant buildings projects throughout Texas.

Abuelo’s Veteran’s Day “Queso for Heroes” Benefits Military Heroes

$1 from every Chile con Queso appetizer sold November 7-11 will be donated to Homes for Our Troops

LUBBOCK, Texas – In honor of Veterans Day, Abuelo’s Mexican restaurants are pleased to support Homes for Our Troops and invite guests to enjoy Chile con Queso for a good cause during its “Queso for Heroes” fundraiser. Starting Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11, Abuelo’s restaurants nationwide will donate $1 from the proceeds of every Chile con Queso appetizer sold to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans.

“We are proud and honored to support Homes for Our Troops’ efforts to help those brave men and women who protect our freedom,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company. “Homes for Our Troops is a great organization and we look forward to giving back to our Heroes this Veterans Day.”

Currently, Abuelo’s has 38 restaurants located in 13 states across the nation. To find an Abuelo’s location near you, visit http://www.abuelos.com/locations.

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 38 full-service restaurants located in 13 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.

 About Homes for Our Troops (HFOT)

Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans of post-9/11. Most of these Veterans have sustained life-altering injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, HFOT has built over 220 homes nationwide.  For more information, visit www.hfotusa.org.

For information on how to get involved please contact Community Fundraising Coordinator Monica Sweeney at msweeney@hfotusa.org