There’s a new country-fried restaurant on Ogee Street.
Polo Dominquez opened its new Family Restaurant Buffet on Friday January 17th. A dedication ceremony took place this afternoon.
Dominquez and his family were all present for the ceremony hosted by the Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce.
Business is not a new adventure for Dominquez. He established his first restaurant in Fayetteville which is still open.
“I just want to see how it works in Tullahoma,” Dominquez said. “We have one in Fayetteville and it’s been a hit. We thought we’d give it a try here and see how it goes.
The restaurant building was previously a Chinese restaurant, so it was not difficult for Dominquez to make the space his own buffet-style restaurant.
The first room customers enter is the buffet. There is a large wooden desk with a host standing behind to greet guests.
Three buffet tables sit parallel to each other, containing “country favourites,” as Dominquez likes to call it.
To the right of the buffet room is a large dining room with a wide variety of seating. There is a second dining room towards the back of the restaurant.
“There aren’t many buffets here. I felt like Tullahoma needed more,” he said. “I serve all southern home cooked food. It’s a different concept, but I think it will work well here.
Dominquez currently has seven employees and will look to hire more when the business begins to pick up.
“I feel good and I’m very excited,” he said.
After the ceremony, patrons began joining an already existing crowd to try Dominquez’s food.
“I want Tullahoma to know that I am here to serve them and that I will do my best,” he said.
For more information about Family Restaurant Buffet, call 563-7876. The restaurant is located at 110 W. Ogee St.
Katelyn Lawson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.