Three of 9 Country Buffet locations in Colorado closed their doors on Thursday, including the Fort Collins restaurant on West Troutman Parkway. I loved that place. I am genuinely sad to see it go.

The Aurora location on Sable Boulevard and the Lone Tree location on Park Meadows Drive, also closed yesterday. All of the other locations remain open.

In all, 74 under-performing Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Ryan’s, Fire Mountain and Country Buffet restaurants throughout the United States closed permanently on February 4. Ovation Brands says employees of the closed locations will be given the opportunity to apply for positions at its other locations.