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Star Buffet, Inc. Sells Real Estate

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Buffet, Inc. (STRZ.PK) today announced that the company has sold its former JB's Restaurant in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Proceeds from the real estate sale were used to repay Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in accordance with the company's Second Amended Joint Plan of Reorganization which was approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona on December 17, 2012.

"This real estate sale represents the first of a number of anticipated asset sales in the current fiscal year," said Robert E. Wheaton, Star Buffet's president. Commenting further, Mr. Wheaton stated, "Proceeds from pending sales will also be used to reduce the outstanding loan balance with Wells Fargo."

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About Star Buffet, Inc.

Star Buffet, Inc. is a multi-concept restaurant operator. As of April 1, 2013, Star Buffet, Inc. through its subsidiaries, operated seven 4B's restaurants, five JB's restaurants, three K-BOB'S Steakhouses, three Barnhill's Buffet restaurants, two Western Sizzlin restaurants, two JJ North's Country Buffet restaurants, two Pecos Diamond Steakhouses, one Casa Bonita Mexican theme restaurant, one BuddyFreddys restaurant and one Bar-H Steakhouse.

CONTACT: Robert E. Wheaton President, CEO Star Buffet, Inc. (480) 425-0397Source:Star Buffet, Inc.