Union City Hometown Buffet Closes After Owner Files for Bankruptcy, Shuts Down 81 Restaurants

Buffets, Inc., the owner of Hometown Buffet and other restaurant companies, filed for bankruptcy earlier this week and ordered 81 locations to be closed promptly.

If you were planning to have Saturday morning breakfast at on Decoto Road, save the time and go straight to Newark.

According to the Sacramento Business Journal, the Union City Hometown Buffet closed Thursday. It is one of 81 restaurants that were ordered to be promptly shut down by its parent company, Buffets, Inc., a Minnesota-based company that runs several chains across the country.

A Union City Patch reader said he went there for lunch Friday afternoon only to find a sign on the door that said the store would be permanently closed.

The Newark location, however, has apparently been spared.

Buffet’s Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week and announced the list of closures Friday.

According to a list published on the Business Journal website, Union City was one of three California locations, along with Long Beach and Lancaster, that were closed.

Pete January 21, 2012 at 02:01 AM
I ate Hometown Buffet twice and got sick twice. Good riddance!! My son got sick as well. Buffets are bad...
Mona Taplin January 21, 2012 at 05:16 AM
I've eaten at the one in Newark several times. My big quarrel with it is that some parents let their young kids go serve themselves without supervision, especially at the desert counters. The manager at Newark Hometown Buffet does try to keep an eye out for things like that and as politely as possible puts a stop to it.
Mona Taplin January 21, 2012 at 06:08 AM
This means a few more people out of work
Randy Souza January 21, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Man thats a real bummer
Zinn January 21, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I ate there many times but I quit going to Buffets in general several years ago. Over eating is simply not good for you and it is pretty tough not to over eat at a Buffet..
Al January 21, 2012 at 09:34 PM
So sad.... been eating there since my son was 3 and now he is 18... workers there were all friendly and nice.. food were good, price reasonable, and quality were stable. Real bummer...
Marty January 21, 2012 at 11:04 PM
And the Banking Industry still asks the "question"....."What lead to you missing the morgages payments?" Are they fkg serious??? Everyday another BIG company files for bankruptcy, how is the "simple" homeowner supposed to "out-smart" the economy? Didn't BOEING just file last week? If bankruptcy is hitting companies who have been in business for over a decade, the "Banking" Industry needs to change those "Guidelines" to REALITY.....this is not keeping up with Kardasians people. Banks have no "choice" but to lower those principal balances and interest rates if America is going to "survive!!!"


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