Furr's (also known as Furr's Cafeteria or Furr's Family Dining) is a chain of family restaurants in the United States started by Roy Furr. The first location opened in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1946. In corporate history it is notable for being a corporation in which an institutional investor TIAA-CREF was able to oust the board of directors. Furr's was purchased by the K mart Corp. in 1980 and subsequently sold by K mart to Michael Levenson's Limited National Partnership in 1988. In 2000 the company established a new name, Furr's Restaurant Group. The company reorganized under Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2003. Shortly afterward, the company was sold to a private investment firm, CIC-Buffet Partners, an affiliate of Cardinal Investment Co.