Sunday, July 31, 2005

New Pancho's in Temple!

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!

1 comment:

Dave said...

The Temple Pancho's is serving thinly disguised dog food loaded with sodium and lard. It is bad. It may be a grand opening, but it's an old building(my friend thinks it was a Sambos in the 70's.
The beef taco meet was a grayish tan color, the rest was brown slop. Worst of all there are no fresh sopapillas, only hard fried flour triangles sitting in a basket. All for the high price of 7.95-- Of course the usual super fats were lining up, ready to slurp slop at the trough. DO NOT EAT THIS SHIT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. It took 3 days for my system to recover.