One HomeTown™ location in California one Old Country™ in Pennsylvania was permanently closed effective Sunday, October 18. Temporarily closed since late March, the impacted furloughed employees have been notified of the restaurants’ permanent closure. On Friday, October 9, the brand had announced closures of four other locations.
“These closures are part of those that started last week, which were a result of expiring leases for locations with declining in sales pre-pandemic. However, we were unable to mobilize the resources needed to include these locations last Friday,” said Jason Kemp, president of VitaNova Brands. “All closures have been incredibly difficult decisions but will allow us to reallocate resources to our locations under the AYCE (all-you-can-eat) and Marketplace concepts. “We will do everything in our power to relocate employees and assist others impacted with access to available local resources,” added Kemp.
The impacted locations are:
• Hometown Buffet: Hemet CA, 3041 West Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92545
• Old Country Buffet: Whitehall PA, 1245 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, PA 18052
ABOUT VITANOVA BRANDS
VitaNova Brands© (VNB) is a multi-concept operator of independent restaurant brands, based in San Antonio, Texas. VNB has built a unique and scalable model designed to identify and acquire underperforming restaurant brands, assume full control of operations and strategy, and rapidly improve profitability and return to growth. Currently we operate TogoKitchens.com, Zio’s Italian Kitchen, Sushi Zushi, Tahoe Joe’s, Don Pablo’s Cantina, Hometown AYCE Marketplace, Old Country AYCE Marketplace, Furr’s AYCE Marketplace, and Ryan’s AYCE Marketplace. Learn more at https://www.vitanovabrands.com/.
-Kim Miller – Media Contact
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