The Colony Grand Opening Charity Event

New Abuelo’s in The Colony Holds Grand Opening Charity Event

Grand Opening Event, February 8, to Benefit Mended Little Hearts of Dallas

LUBBOCK, Texas – Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, which recently opened in The Colony at the Village at 121 at 5733 State Highway 121, is hosting a Grand Opening fundraising event on Monday, February 8, to benefit Mended Little Hearts of Dallas. The restaurant will donate 50 percent of all sales, all day, to Mended Little Hearts, a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease.  Print

Additionally, The Colony Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the restaurant’s opening.

“We are excited to bring Abuelo’s to The Colony and we look forward to being an active part of this growing community,” said Andy Krage, general manager of The Colony Abuelo’s. “We’re also thrilled to be able to benefit such an outstanding organization as Mended Little Hearts. They do such great work and are an incredible support system for parents of children with heart issues. We hope everyone will come out and help raise funds for their organization.”

The new Abuelo’s features approximately 7,700-square-feet of interior space. It also features a natural light skylight over an interior courtyard and seats approximately 220 guests. The restaurant’s interior is designed as an open-air Mexican courtyard with hand-painted artwork adorning the walls, greenery and traditional statuary throughout.

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, Dulce de Leche cheesecake and Margarita pie with tequila cream sauce, among others.

The Abuelo’s restaurant in The Colony is the company’s 40th site nationwide and the 5th Abuelo’s location in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. For more information, call (214) 618-0788. Also, get the latest news on Abuelo’s events and promotions by becoming a fan of The Colony Abuelo’s Facebook page at

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 40 full-service restaurants located in 14 states, and a fast casual Abuelo’s Taqueria, located in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit or Abuelo’s Facebook page at

About Mended Little Hearts

Mended Little Hearts plays a significant role in the lives of families with children diagnosed with CHDs. Through its support group meetings, health education to communities, advocacy for policy and one-on-one visits from parents who have endured the same journey, the organization provides answers for families learning their child will receive a life-saving medical device or procedure. Mended Little Hearts is a program of The Mended Hearts Inc., a non-profit, volunteer-based organization providing hope, help and healing to heart patients and their families since 1951.