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Buffets, Inc and Charlie Daniels Make Christmas Merry with New CD

Charlie Daniels 2012 Christmas CDGreer, SC -- 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.

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.

Buffets, Inc., the nation’s largest steak-buffet restaurant company, currently operates 350 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 340 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse® restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet, Ryan’s® and Fire Mountain® brands. Buffets employs approximately 18,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. For more information about this Buffets’ exclusive Charlie Daniels Christmas CD Promotion, visit www.hometownbuffet.com, www.oldcountrybuffet.com, www.countrybuffet.com, www.ryans.com, or www.firemountainbuffet.com.

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