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    Ames Restaurant Question

    A few weeks back I was in Ames and there was a new buffet restaurant going up south of Old Chicago. I remember taking note of it but don't remember what it was. If its open I was going to try it out before the game tonight. Anyone know?


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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    Isn't that the Old Country Buffett that has been in the works for over five years now?



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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    I think it is a japanese steakhouse cook in front of you type place. At least that was in the windows across the street to the south a few weeks back.


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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Isn't that the Old Country Buffett that has been in the works for over five years now?

    haha ya.. i dont think they will ever finish


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    Old Country Buffet. That's it. Thanks.


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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    Yes it is going to be an "Old Country Buffett" There is also the Fuji Japanese Steak House right next door.



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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    If you plan to eat at Old Country Buffet don't expect to see much of the game as you will be in the can for 3/4 of it.



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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Old Country Buffet. That's it. Thanks.
    Yeah...the sign that says Old Country Buffet coming soon has been up for about 4 years now. Not to burst your bubble, but that more or less means it is never coming. They actually tore that building down a couple of months ago and put up a small strip mall, which does have the Japanese steakhouse. However, Iím not sure if it is open yet?



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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    I think that Old Country Buffet is pretty far from being ready to open. They're just getting the structure built right now. That building is right behind the small strip mall. The japanese steakhouse looks like it will be open soon, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    Isn't that the Old Country Buffett that has been in the works for over five years now?
    I think it was about 3 years ago when I first saw that sign and was pumped. Funny how nothing has ever happened with it.


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    Re: Ames Restaurant Question

    Kind of reminds me of the South Park Episode "Grey Dawn" where all the old folks had to get to Country Kitchen Buffet! lol


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    Probably just head up to Valentino's again. Nothing wrong with that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmuff View Post
    I think that Old Country Buffet is pretty far from being ready to open. They're just getting the structure built right now. That building is right behind the small strip mall. The japanese steakhouse looks like it will be open soon, though.
    OCB should be open this spring. And the Fuji Steakhouse is just finishing up the mechanical work in the kitchen. They should be getting real close.



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    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Kind of reminds me of the South Park Episode "Grey Dawn" where all the old folks had to get to Country Kitchen Buffet! lol
    But the seniors wake up so early! How are we going to stop them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Yeah...the sign that says Old Country Buffet coming soon has been up for about 4 years now. Not to burst your bubble, but that more or less means it is never coming.
    It is, but the backstory is rather odd from what I've been told.

    Seems the guy (not from America) that bought the property didn't know there was a chain called "Old Country Buffet", and was planning to open a restaurant with the same name. He got investors, put up the signd, went through the whole works, then the OCB people said no way. So he switched to the Fuji steakhouse.

    During this process, OCB got a load of phone calls from people asking about their "Ames location". So they figured, if there are that many people wondering, why not actually open one in Ames?

    Long story short, there will be an OCB-sanctioned OCB in addition to the Japanese steakhouse.



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