The Buffet Restaurant opens

In 1981, the Kimbell expanded its modest snack bar into a buffet restaurant under the management of Shelby Schafer. At its inception, the Buffet Restaurant served soup, salad, and dessert to around twenty-five to thirty customers a day. It wasn’t long before local patrons began to frequent the Buffet, however, and the restaurant soon increased its staff and its menu in order to accommodate around 150 people a day during popular exhibitions.

Thursday, January 1, 1981