Ryan's closes doors in Albany

Ryan's closes doors in Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Ryan's restaurant on Westover Boulevard has shut its doors, the company confirmed Thursday.

In a statement, Ovation Brands, which owns Ryan's restaurants, said the Albany location was one of 74 "underperforming" locations set to permanently close on February 4, 2016.

An unspecified number of Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Country Buffet, and Ryan's restaurants were chosen to close in the move by Food Management Partners, which acquired Ovation Brands in August 2015.

Food Management Partners said employees of the closed restaurants would be given the opportunity to apply for positions at operating stores, consistent with plans to add staff to existing locations.

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