When the word cafeteria is mentioned these days most folks think of Luby’s cafeteria which was named after a daughter of the man who founded Luby’s in San Antonio Texas. However, another cafeteria used to have more market share than Luby’s in places like Midland, El Paso, Odessa and other places in West Texas and eastern New Mexico.
We pass through Roswell around 5 times a year and invariably stop off at Cowboy Cafe in Roswell on US highway 380/70 aka 2nd street in alien city. The picture you see below was taken behind Cowboy Cafe near a fenced in storage/dump area. As you can see, the signage for a Furrs Cafeteria is in the fenced in area. If you look closely, you will see the white lettered cafeteria sign partially obscured by fence/brush/trees.
There used to be a Furrs Cafeteria on south main street (US-285) located very close to Sears. The word was it was going to reopen in the northern part of Roswell, but it has been over 3 years since the closing and still no Furrs. Perhaps the owners of Cowboy Cafe are storing the signage in the event of a reopening. I think most Roswell citizens and travelers would prefer the pricier but superior cafeteria alternative Lubys!!