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Couple brings Food and Fun

Laser tag, fine dining, kids’ favorite foods and singing area are all a part of the family-oriented center commission approved.

February 25, 2010|By Britney Barnes

Raising two kids in Huntington Beach, Andrew and Bettina Pereira have been to their share of birthday parties, but unfortunately, most were outside the city.

The Pereiras have had to drive their kids, now 13 and 16, to neighboring cities and beyond for birthday parties and family fun activities. Soon, though, that won’t be a problem.

The Pereiras want to bring Endless Food and Fun, a restaurant and entertainment center complete with a buffet, fine-dining restaurant, two laser tag facilities and an arcade, to Huntington Beach. The Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for Endless Food and Fun on Tuesday night, and the Pereiras are hoping to open the business in August at 7227 Edinger Ave.

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“We’re creating a place where families can come and have a great time,” Andrew Pereira said.

The Pereiras moved to Huntington Beach seven years ago for the beach and all the water activities it affords. The only problem they’ve come across is finding fun activities inland.

“We wanted to get to an area that has all the things we want to do ... but on the other hand, it doesn’t offer any activities beside the beach,” Andrew Pereira said.

Their 45,867-square-foot facility will give families a place to eat and be entertained in one place — a kind of “one-stop shop,” he said. The business will have a beer and wine license, but will cater to all ages.

The facility will have seven private banquet room, a main dining area and three themed rooms for patrons to pick from. One room will have a surfing motif, while another will feature big-screen TVs to watch sports. The third, dubbed the “Huntington Beach Idol” room, will have a small stage with different musical equipment and a microphone for karaoke.

The restaurant portion of the business will have fine dining and a nearly 150-foot buffet that will rival those in Las Vegas, Andrew Pereira said. The buffet will have different ethnic themes during the weekdays, but will also have pizza and kid favorites every day, Bettina Pereira said.

“As parents, we have traveled to many destinations with our kids,” Bettina Pereira said. “We look for places that we can actually take our kids.”

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