Fate of Luby's in Plano unclear after company announces plan to liquidate

Luby’s, which is known for its homestyle comfort food, opened its first cafeteria in San Antonio in 1947. (Courtesy Luby's Cafeteria)
Luby’s, which is known for its homestyle comfort food, opened its first cafeteria in San Antonio in 1947. (Courtesy Luby's Cafeteria)

Luby’s, which is known for its homestyle comfort food, opened its first cafeteria in San Antonio in 1947. (Courtesy Luby's Cafeteria)

Staff at Luby's in Plano said they are unaware of any forthcoming closure despite a Sept. 8 announcement by parent company Luby's Inc. that it will liquidate and sell its assets, which also include Fuddruckers.

The decision comes after a series of discussions on how to keep the restaurants operating as normal, according to a news release. Proceeds from the sales will be distributed to the company’s stockholders, who must first approve the liquidation plan, the release said.

The plan allows for the company to be sold or for restaurant operations to be placed “with well-capitalized owners moving forward," the release stated.

Luby’s, which is known for its homestyle comfort food, opened its first cafeteria in San Antonio in 1947. The company acquired hamburger eatery Fuddruckers in 2010, according to a Luby’s news release from that year.

Fuddruckers has locations in Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Grapevine, all of which are temporarily closed.


By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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