Star Buffet raises Barnhill’s purchase to 20 stores

SCOTTSDALE Ariz. Multiconcept operator Star Buffet Inc. here said it has purchased four more Barnhill’s Buffet restaurants, bringing the total number acquired to 20.

Star Buffet, through its Starlite Holdings Inc. subsidiary, bought Barnhill’s units in Gulfport and Moss Point, Miss., and in Apopka and Orange City, Fla.

The acquisition was completed in conjunction with Barnhill's Chapter 11 reorganization and approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Middle District of Tennessee.

Sixteen Barnhill’s units were acquired in mid-February by Star Buffet Management Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Star Buffet.

Star Buffet and its subsidiaries also operate 12 franchised HomeTown Buffets, seven JB’s Family restaurants, five Whistle Junction restaurants and four BuddyFreddys restaurants. The company also operates three 4B’s restaurants, three Holiday House Family restaurants, three Western Sizzlin restaurants, two K-Bob’s Steakhouses, two JJ North's Country Buffet, one Pecos Diamond Steakhouse, one Bar H Steakhouse and one Casa Bonita Mexican restaurant.