Fans of all-you-can-eat classic American food may have a tentative reason to rejoice: Golden Corral will be taking over empty restaurants that were closed, sometimes abruptly, by the company that operates buffet brands Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Fire Mountain, and Ryan’s. The competing buffet chain is taking the opportunity to move into some markets where it has never had restaurants before. [More]
While former employees of buffet restaurants owned by Ovation Brands, including the brands Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Fire Mountain, and Ryan’s, are suing the company in federal court for eliminating their jobs with no advance notice, the company went ahead and closed another round of restaurants with no advance notice. [More]
Earlier this month, buffet restauranteur Ovation Brands filed for bankruptcy and abruptly shut down many of its restaurants — like Old Country Buffet, HomeTown Buffet, Fire Mountain, and Ryan’s Steakhouse — without even a heads-up to its employees. Curious about what drove Ovation into this bankruptcy — the company’s third since 2008 — we took a closer look at some of the court filings, which raised more questions than they did answers. [More]
When you pay for an all-you-can eat buffet, the catch is that it’s only all you are able to eat while you’re actually at the restaurant, not like, all you can eat without any limits as to location and time. So taking food to go is a big no-no, including at one KFC in Nebraska where one customer regretted taking a piece of chicken home, and confessed in an apology letter sent with $2 included that he or she is sorry for stealing. [More]
“All you can eat” isn’t an open invitation to waste food. That’s the message that one Swiss restaurant is trying to drive home to its lunch buffet customers by charging extra to diners who fail to clear their plates. [More]
Fast food fans in Japan evidently couldn’t get enough Whoppers. At this time last year, we reported that they were offering an all-you-can-eat burger buffet to customers willing to accept the challenge. The deal is back on. From November 17 to November 21, diners who purchase a black burger meal will be able to gobble as many burgers and fries or onion rings as they can in the next half-hour.
Eating The Road has posted THE definitive guide to maximizing your all-you-can eat buffet experience. From types of buffets, to pre-game preparations, to inter-diner tactics, to post-game, everything you need to know about pigging your friggin’ brains out like a pro is here. A sampling: