PLANO Texas Buffet Partners Holding Co. parent of the 54-unit Furr’s Fresh Buffet chain, has named Greg Buchanan chief executive.
Buchanan most recently was president of La Madeleine Bakery Café and Bistro in Dallas.
Before La Madeleine, he was senior vice president of development at Darden Restaurants and held senior management posts with Carlson Restaurants Worldwide.
“I believe the Furr’s Fresh Buffet concept has tremendous growth potential,” Buchanan said in a statement. “I am looking forward to joining this leadership team to position the Furr’s brand as a leader in our segment.”
Buffet Partners chairman Ray Hemmig added, “Greg’s development and financial prowess round out the collective expertise of the management team.”
Besides the buffet restaurants, Buffet Partners also owns Dynamic Foods, a food production and distribution facility in Lubbock, Texas.
Furr’s has units in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.