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CHUCK-A-RAMA OPENS IN THE EAST BAY CENTER
20TH-CENTURY DESIGN WITH A WESTERN MOTIF

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20TH-CENTURY DESIGN WITH A WESTERN MOTIF

Chuck-A-Rama Buffet has opened its newest restaurant in the East Bay Business Center, featuring a contemporary design that may become a model for future expansion.

Chuck-A-Rama has followed a Western motif in its five other stores. The new restaurant, 1081 S. University Ave., has high skylight ceilings, oak tables, brass accents and is decorated in Dutch blue and mauve. The 8,300-square-foot restaurant cost $1.2 million to build.The company is considering building other restaurants in the state using the same design, depending on the success of the Provo business. Also, the company is considering marketing the restaurant as a franchise, said Duane Moss, vice president.

The restaurant has a seating capacity of 278 and employs 60 people. It features Chuck-A-Rama's traditional all-you-can-eat buffet line: two salad bars, dessert and sundae bars, a daily specialty bar, two main course and side-dish bars, two soups and drinks. The specialty bar menus include European, Oriental, chuck wagon, Italian, Mexican and family dinner buffets.

The restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Chuck-A-Rama has operated a restaurant in Orem for 17 years.

"We thought it (the new site) was a good location because the East Bay area draws a lot of people," Moss said. "We felt we were overcrowded in our Orem store and needed to provide another location for people to go to." Moss said the new restaurant is "doing as well as the Orem store."