Luby's Cafeteria to Serve Its Last Meal

A longtime Bryan restaurant is closing its doors for good Tuesday night, and loyal customers are getting one last taste.

Luby's Cafeteria has been a staple in the area since the 1970's.

Now its employees are forced to look for work elsewhere, while some are holding out hope the restaurant will reopen in a new location.

Last week the company that owns Luby's announced it had decided to close the cafeteria and had sold to an undisclosed buyer, citing a location not conducive to business growth.

More than 30 employees are out of a job, including Beverly Crenshaw. She has made the restaurant's desserts for the past 34 years.

"I was going to make a career of it, but with us closing this is my last day."

This is the only job Crenshaw has had. Now she's looking for a new one.

"It's going to be hard but a new challenge."

Diners who've been eating at the cafeteria since its start couldn't miss one last Luby's meal.

"I eat here Monday, Wednesday and Friday than other places because I don't know how to cook."

Jack Worbington, 84, of Bryan says the employees are his family.

"I've already missed them and they aren't gone yet."

Employees say the restaraunt's owners indicated they may open in a new location in the area in the next year or two.

However, that uncertainty has employees and customers making the most of what could be their last trip down the Luby's line.

You still have a chance to get a bite. Luby's is open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

If you're still needing your LuAnn Platter fix, you can find a Luby's in Conroe, The Woodlands and several in the Houston area.


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