While speeding northward through Temple yesterday on Interstate 35, I was pleasantly shocked to see a brand spanking new Pancho's Mexican Buffet by the side of the road.
I thought I was hallucinating at first, but this was the real deal, complete with a gaily-colored balloon atop the restaurant proclaiming "GRAND OPENING!" A mere 62.88 miles from where I sit, the Temple location replaces the San Antonio Pancho's as the closest location to Austin.
The Temple Pancho's sign uses their old school script logo, which leads me to believe it was repurposed from a closed location. While time constraints precluded a spontaneous buffet repast, a Temple road trip is definitely going down in the not-too-distant future. Glory be, the sopaipillas are on me!
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