By Thomas Garcia
QCS Senior Writer
The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, K-Bob’s Steak House, Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We are happy to be a part of the chamber and look forward to serving and growing with the community,” said Laronda Ciciarelli, the new K-Bob’s general manager.
Members of the chamber and the public were given a tour of the new facilities.
“We want to welcome you to the Chamber family and community and wish you all much success,” said chamber Director Patsy Gresham.
Ciciarelli said the restaurant is back to being part of the corporate chain, the location in Tucumcari is one of many which were bought back from the independent owners. She said the process has included a complete remodeling of the interior, which includes new kitchen and dinning areas.
Ciciarelli said along with the new staff, menu and return of the trademark salad wagon, there has been the addition of a food counter which is surrounded by five flat screen TVs and will feature beers on tap and wine.
She said they have not started to serve alcoholic beverages, though they plan to be serving by mid-September.
K-Bob’s managers have given the Quay County 4-H promotional tickets that offer two meals for $20 at the new K-Bob’s, creating the potential to earn about $1,200 to benefit 4-H programs, said Brenda Bishop, Quay County extension agent.
“I think it was a wonderful gesture made by K-Bob’s to help support our local 4-H club,” Gresham said.
Ciciarelli said the restaurant will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.