The parent company of the Ryan’s chain shuttered six restaurants in South Carolina last week as it struggles through bankruptcy.
Buffets, Inc. closed 80 restaurants nationwide as part of a reorganization plan after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Employees at a location in Georgetown told the Georgetown Times they first learned about the closing when they arrived for work Friday.
The company also owns six other chains, such as Old Country Buffet and Fire Mountain Grill. It purchased Greer-based Ryan’s Restaurant Group in 2006.
“The decision to close these underperforming restaurants, though difficult, resulted from a comprehensive, store-by-store analysis of financial performance, occupancy costs, market conditions and the long-term strategy of our reorganized restaurant portfolio,” Buffets CEO Mike Andrews said in a statement.
Here is the list of restaurants closed last week in South Carolina:
-3517 Clemson Blvd., Anderson
-1120 N Fraser St., Georgetown
-1255 Woodruff Rd., Greenville
-7321 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
-1616 Sandifer Blvd, Seneca
-1707 Charleston Hwy., West Columbia