First it was Ponderosa, then Ryan's, then Old Country Buffet, then Fire Mountain to close their doors in the Lansing Area, leaving buffet lovers with limited options of non-American mass feeding troughs. Well, fellow bargain binge belly busters, someone has been listening to our grumbling stomachs. reports that Golden Corral signs have been placed on the former Ryan's/Fire Mountain site on Elmwood Drive in Delta Township!! Hiring signs are posted, but there is no indication of an opening date. This will be the chain's first Mid-Michigan location.

Golden Corral follows suit of fellow southern food chain Chick-Fil-A, targeting Lansing's west side for its first area store. The Chick-Fil-A restaurant opened last month. Fire Mountain closed the Elmwood store last March.