Shortly before 2 p.m. Meridian firefighters were called to the scene of a blaze at the China Buffet #2 restaurant on Frontage Road.
Upon arrival they reported flames showing and heavy smoke from the back of the building.
Everyone inside was evacuated. No one is believed to have been injured.
Investigators say it appears the fire began in the attic. Recently, work had been done on the roof to repair a leak. Meanwhile, an investigation is continuing into the exact cause of the fire.