If you ask Terry Lin why customers like his restaurant, Flaming Grill & Buffet, his first thought isn’t the popular hibachi grill.
It isn’t even the 250 buffet items offered, from Chinese to Italian to substantial macaroni and cheese.
“Customers should try us because of our low prices and because we try to have everything nice for the customer. We have the best food in town,” said Lin, who owns the franchise at 2640 North Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury.
Flaming Grill opened in May 2013 and offers an extensive selection, plus grill where steak, shrimp and other main courses are prepared.
“It’s all buffet. We have seafood like oysters, clams, coconut shrimp, mussels, steak on the grill. We have a sushi bar and dessert and fruit,” Lin said.
There’s a salad bar and steamed vegetables, plus desserts. The cost is $6.99 for lunch and $9.99 for dinner, including desserts.
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10:30 p.m., the restaurant has children’s favorites such as chicken nuggets, pizza, mashed potatoes and wonton.
“Our customers really like it here. They like the good quality and the good food. Everybody likes macaroni and cheese. We don’t have it in China, where I am from, but we are getting some similar stuff there. Here, on our buffet, we have Chinese food, too. We have seafood delight, chicken broccoli and sushi chef. We have a sushi chef who makes it both raw and cooked, more cooked than raw,” Lin said.
There’s a blue and white décor, to represent nature, and lights above the buffet that Lin called “pretty nice.”
“People like them,” he said.
Most popular sushi, chicken and all grilled items.
“Customers like the taste of food on a grill and they like to watch the chefs cooking noodles, rice and steak,” Lin said.
“People should come and try us, to get a good quality of food and good service at a restaurant trying to do the best we can for our customers.”
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