Thumbs Up Johnnie books + Family Night Adventures

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Disclosure:  We want to thank Ovation Brands for partnering with us on this post.  We’ll receive a prize box like this one, and post contains affiliate links (so we’ll earn a commission if you make a purchase). Opinions shared are mine.
Thumbs Up Johnnie
First, let’s just get this out of the way. How cute is this book?!
When Ovation Brands reps reached out to me about sharing the new Family Night promotion, I was all smiles. This was the first time I’d heard of the Thumbs Up Johnnie series by Michelle Bain. Adorable and uplifting, this character and his chums encourage kids through positive messages. This book series will be featured from September 14 through October 19.

Check your nearest Ovation Brands restaurant – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet, and Furr’s Fresh Buffet – to see if they’re participating in these events! My kids LOVE family night at Ryan’s. It’s one of our favorite places to visit for dinner. The rolls are hot and buttery, and the kids can’t wait to hit the dessert bar. Family Night is special because there is usually someone around to whip up some cotton candy.
Thanks to Ovation Brands for providing this prize.

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  1. We live near the Hometown Buffet in Toledo, Ohio.

  2. The Old Country Buffet in Whitehall PA is near me.

  3. The closest one to us is HomeTown in Medford, OR.

  4. We live closest to a Ryan’s. Thanks!

  5. Jamie Williams says:

    Old Country Buffet is the closest to us.

  6. An Old Country Buffet =)

  7. The nearest to me is a Ryans

  8. No longer have any of these around here. They all closed.

  9. Linda Szymoniak says:

    We have an Old Country Buffet really close to us and while we like it, I think we’d have to take the extra half hour drive to get to the Ryan’s that’s closest to us. That was my mom’s favorite and I haven’t been there since before she passed away. I miss eating there.

    • I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Linda. Thank you for visiting our blog and taking the time to leave a comment.

  10. The closest to us here in Louisiana is in Lake Charles!!

  11. Lisa Williams says:

    There is an Old Country Buffet that we go to in Portland.

  12. Susan Smith says:

    The nearest restaurant to me is a Ryans

  13. James Robert says:

    Old Country Buffet is near where I am and it is awesome.

  14. Heather Dawn says:

    Ryan’s is the closest to me!

  15. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Old country buffet is closest to me.

  16. Debra Holloway says:

    We have a Ryans in Harrisburg and one in Chambersburg.

  17. It didn’t say the name of the buffet, but its located in Pace, FL

  18. elizabeth miller says:

    Old Country Buffet is the closest Ovations place near me. Funny, I just saw the ceo of their company on Undercover Boss and realized he lives right by us.

  19. The closest one to me is a Ryans.

  20. There’s a Ryan’s about an hour away.

  21. Hometown Buffet is close to me.

  22. We have Home Town Buffet

  23. Leah Shumack says:

    Old Country Buffet is my closest location!

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