HomeTown Buffet is one of the Ovation Brands family-style restaurant chains. Ovation currently operates 330 restaurants in 35 states comprised of 320 steak-buffet restaurants and 10 Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, and Ryan’s brands.
The one good thing I have to say about the atmosphere is that everyone who was there seemed to really enjoy being there. I do not know how. After walking around a few laps there were areas of the restaurant I learned to avoid. I love seafood but the stench that was wafting around the “fish” area lingers with you long after you leave has the same effect as ipecac.
The buffet itself consisted of three parts; salad, pizza and fried chicken. The salad bar was solid food service style, solid, but nothing to write home about. It was the kind of salad you can get anywhere with the strengths and weaknesses inherit. The pizza, however, was good.
They had a wide variety of options and it was busy enough that it was always fresh. The chicken was a mixed bag. The coating was not to my liking. It lacked flavor and almost tasted burnt. However once the coating was removed the chicken underneath was quite good.
I was delighted to find out how involved CiCi’s Pizza is in the community like hosting Spirit Night Fundraisers for schools, Lunch & Learns for parents with children who stay at home and Pizza Pass Key Tags Fundraisers for sports organizations. I love it when businesses give back to the community. It shows that they’re interested in more than just collecting our coins.
If you haven’t checked out your local CiCi’s Pizza in a while, stop by and see for yourself the yummy goodness they have going on. Also, make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay updated on all new changes and special discounts.