Old Country Buffet spares Minnesota restaurants

The buffet chain, which is going through its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in just four years, is closing 81 locations in other states.
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The buffet chain, which is going through its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in just four years, is closing 81 locations in other states.

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Old Country Buffet files for bankruptcy before closing restaurants

The Eagan-based company filed for Chapter 11 and plans to close 81 of its 494 restaurants. The Business Journal reports this is the second time in four years the Old Country Buffet has filed for reorganization. In 2008, the Minnesota company laid off 2,300 employees and closed 51 restaurants. A spokesman says the company will announce which locations are closing within the next week.

Another Senser's restaurant closes

A sign on the door of the restaurant chain's Plymouth location says it closed for financial reasons, the Star Tribune reports. Senser's in Eagan closed in November, also apparently because of financial hardships.