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Old Country Buffet

Top 500 Chains

Old Country Buffet/HomeTown Buffet

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The buffet-style chain serves up a large range of American fare at a low price

The parent of this buffet chain, Ovation Brands, has been closing stores and filed for bankruptcy 

Sales and unit counts are down overall in the family casual category--otherwise known as buffets or cafeterias.

Not every restaurant development of the past year deserved commemoration with a smiley face. Here are a few of low points.

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Ryan’s, Old Country Buffet and other brands will join FMP’s portfolio.