Ovation Brands and Furr’s Fresh Buffet Encourage Healthy Living with Newest Family Night Featuring Thumbs up Johnnie, Starting September 14



Ovation Brands and Furr's Fresh Buffet Encourage Healthy Living with Newest Family Night Featuring Thumbs up Johnnie, Starting September 14

Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are encouraging kids to follow the thumbprint of Thumbs Up Johnnie with their newest Family Night promotion. The lovable character and his more than 75 friends reinforce a positive and healthy lifestyle through books, animations, songs and more. The six-week series will kick off on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Family Night is every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Activities may vary by location.

“A healthy life extends beyond eating habits and exercise. It also includes proper hygiene, social commitments and fiscal responsibility,” said Mike Griffith, Director of Marketing for Ovation Brands and Furr’s Fresh Buffet. “We are honored to partner with Pixie Stuff Publishing to offer this positive program that is fun and incorporates important life lessons and tips for children in an easily digestible format. The messages covered will hopefully set them on the right path for becoming happy and healthy adults.”

From nutrition to finances, the Thumbs Up Johnnie Family Night promotion will feature different themes and activities every Thursday. Kids will enjoy positive adventures with the following scheduled weekly themes.

  • September 14 – Thumbs Up to RED, WHITE & BLUE!
  • September 21 – Jimmy Jam Germ & The Happy Handshake
  • September 28 – Buckaroonomics
  • October 5 – Adventures Through the Wild West
  • October 12 – Macro-Heroes Save Field Day
  • October 19 – Zipp, Little Digit & The Happy Signs

In addition to learning about healthy habits, Family Night will also serve up home-style meals for kids and parents to enjoy together. Every Thursday from 4 p.m. – close, kids eat for just $1.99 with the purchase of a regular-priced adult or senior meal. Menus may vary. Age restrictions apply.

For more information about Family Night, visit www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com, www.CountryBuffet.com, www.OldCountryBuffet.com or www.Furrs.net.

Pixie Stuff Publishing is a division of Hired Ink, a full-service publishing and multimedia company that speaks to a broad range of age groups from toddlers to seniors. They specialize in a number of customized products that effectively speak to audiences.

Thumbs Up Johnnie started as an accidental inky thumbprint that has grown to include books, animations, interactive websites, audio and songs, apps, newsletters and even plush toys. For more than 10 years, Thumbs Up Johnnie and his more than 75 friends have been speaking to children ages four to nine years regarding positive ways to lead a healthy life.

For additional information please visit www.hiredink.com. 

Ovation Brands currently operates 103 restaurants in 30 states, principally operated under the Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet and Ryan’s brands. Furr’s Fresh Buffet currently operates 22 restaurants across 5 states. Visit www.OvationBrands.com or www.Furrs.net for more information.