Owner of HomeTown Buffet Files for Bankruptcy, Plans to Close 81 Locations

Buffets Inc., which owns the HomeTown Buffet restaurant chain, said it plans to announce 81 locations that it will close on Friday.

The company that owns HomeTown Buffet, Buffets Inc., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganized and has announced plans to close 81 of its restaurant locations nationwide, according to numerous media reports. 

Buffets Inc. owns and operates the HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet and several other national buffet restaurant chains, totaling 494 restaurants across the country, according to the Kansas City Business Journal. As part of its bankruptcy reorganization, Buffets Inc. plans to shutter 81 of its restaurants. 

The Journal Inquirer reports that a company spokesman said the locations slated for closure would be released Friday and that they would be closed "promptly." 

There are four HomeTown Buffet locations in Connecticut - Manchester, West Hartford, Wethersfield and Milford. 

Beverly Sanders March 22, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Yes you need to revamp your serving method .hire a few more minimum wage servers.allow them to serve the portions so people will stop wasteing so much food.The portions will be dished out and rhe cost won't go up so often people need to be disciplined even in the all u can eat. Beverly Sanders,St Louis Mo 314 504 5036
Lisa Meyer April 07, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Waste could also be mitigated by not allowing children (and by that I mean anyone under 13) to serve their own portions, especially at the dessert and beverage bars. I have seen children, unaccompanied, get a whole glass of soda, take a sip of it, then pour it out and get something else. This is why HTB started charging for drinks. And yes, food waste is also one reason why prices go up.
mary ann collins April 13, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Yes, children should be supervised and restrained from serving their own portions, but I don't understand why in my area, Tigard, OR.. the company closed ours, it was the cleanest, freshest food, pleasant staff and the clientele was polite, clean and pleasant also. Other restaurants still open cannot say the same. I will, after trying the one in Beaverton, OR, will NOT be going back or to any of the other local locations for the reasons listed. Can't understand their thinking on this, I predict they will not be around a year from now.


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