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West Springfield Hometown Buffet Closes

A sign on the front door of the West Springfield location notifies customers that the location has closed permanently.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Buffets Inc. has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to eliminate approximately $245 million worth of debt. Part of the restructuring of the corporation includes the immediate closing of 81 out of nearly 500 restaurants.

This includes the Hometown Buffet on Riverdale Street in West Springfield.

Buffets Inc. is a parent company of Hometown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, and Fire Mountain brands.


  • rick

    Since golden coral came to this area, hometown quality of food in comparison was no match. Golden coral is 10 times better. I could see this coming.

  • linda

    I have a gift certificate to Ofallon, MO hometown Buffet, what do I do, no other affiliates ate close?

  • Heywood J

    Survival of the fittest in business – they served crap and deserved to fail.

  • chris

    Every since the restaurant changed its name from old country buffet to hometown buffet the quality of the food went down.