K-BOB'S Steakhouses Closed

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Buffet, Inc. (STRZ.PK) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Summit Family Restaurants Inc. ("Summit"), has closed its three K-BOB'S Steakhouses. In conjunction with the closures, Summit terminated real estate lease agreements on the three restaurants with Tinsley Hospitality Group in exchange for certain personal property and settlement of all Tinsley-related litigation including that brought prior to the Summit bankruptcy. These closures will result in a one-time, non-cash charge of approximately $865,000, but is expected to have no material impact on future operating results.

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About Star Buffet, Inc.

Star Buffet, Inc. is a multi-concept restaurant operator. As of May 15, 2013, Star Buffet, Inc. through its subsidiaries, operated seven 4B's restaurants, five JB's restaurants, 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, one Big Rock Cafe and one Bar-H Steakhouse.

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