I stopped eating at Ryan's when they stopped offering various Steaks to order, so a long time ago. I never made it back to the purely buffet type offering. Still though I heard from friends and others a constant and never wavering story and that was that the bathrooms were horrible.
If Golden Corral does indeed take over the building and convert it for their use I do hope that they completely remodel or replace the existing bathrooms either building over them or relocating them to another location in the building.
When UMI took over the old Quincy's (Barnhill's Buffet) restaurant with similar complaints about their restrooms they eliminated the existing ones and moved them to a new location in the restaurant and completely remodeled the building. Sometimes that's what it takes for a new restaurant to make it in a once failed restaurant's building. Still then at times failure seems to follow the building such as is the case in the old Danver's building that saw a few occupants, last being Crocodile Ed's. Also was the case with Famous Dave's building where Rick's new BBQ restaurant is located. Maybe it's just karma or bad luck but if Golden Corral does chose Ryan's I hope they address many of the complaints that plagued Ryans and I hope they offer as good of food as the other Golden Corral's that I have been to.
I don't like the buffet style/type restaurants but in Golden Corral's case they do a great job and I do make an exception or have in their case. If/When they come to Florence I'll make another exception in their case.