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Beloved Texas cafeteria chain Luby’s to be liquidated, dissolved

Luby's Inc.
A Luby's restaurant location in Texas.

HOUSTON, Texas -- It could be the end of the line for a Texas-based cafeteria chain known for square fish, the Lu Ann platter, and other comfort food from days gone by.

Luby's, Inc.'s board of directors announced Tuesday a plan to liquidate business assets and dissolve the company, ABC affiliate KTRK reported.

"We believe that moving forward with a Plan of Liquidation will maximize value for our stockholders, while also preserving the flexibility to pursue a sale of the Company should a compelling offer that delivers superior value be made," said Luby's President and CEO Christopher J. Pappas in a statement.

Luby's, which started in San Antonio in 1947, announced in June it planned to sell off all its assets and pay down debt.

No timeline on the liquidation was given Tuesday. The board's plan is subject to shareholder approval.

The plan to sell off the assets also includes the Fuddruckers restaurant chain.

Luby's has approximately 60 locations across the state.

Fuddruckers has locations in 26 states, including around 40 restaurants in Texas.

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  1. Its a shame. We’re losing lots of familiar places. I remember the old Furr’s and Picadilly Cafeterias. They were better than Luby’s and they went broke years ago.

  2. Too bad the Fuddruckers in El Paso didn’t make it. It was great having races to see if anyone could down a 16 oz. hamburger with fixings in 15 minutes or less and get bovine poisoning.

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