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Golden Corral

INVESTMENT LEVEL         $1,000,000 +

We Have the Recipe for a Healthy Bottom Line

With more than 40 years of success and over 500 locations, Golden Corral ® is recognized as “America's #1 buffet and grill*.”

Our concept is a proven winner - a high-value, family-oriented lunch and dinner buffet served daily and breakfast every weekend.

We are the first-choice franchise brand for savvy restaurant operators looking to expand their local dining market share or successful franchisees seeking to diversify their portfolio with a proven high revenue restaurant brand.

* Nation's Restaurant News

For Independent Restaurant Owners

Golden Corral offers a professionally managed proven concept that allows experienced operators the opportunity to expand their portfolio and maximize their investment in the restaurant business. 

For Restaurant Franchisees

Golden Corral offers a proven concept that allows franchise operators of other concepts to diversify their restaurant operations.

Reasons to consider becoming a Golden Corral franchisee

We are a well-capitalized, privately held company, with an active founder and a stable and talented corporate senior management team having one of the industry's longest tenures.

Comprehensive, well-defined support program at all points: 

  • Site selection
  • Financing
  • Management recruiting
  • Construction
  • Management training
  • Unit opening support
  • Ongoing operations and marketing support

Our best-in-class co-worker training and operational systems have been tested and refined through extensive use at over 500 locations.

Combined purchasing power of a nationwide system with a leading specialty distribution company and equipment supplier with advantageous pricing gives our franchise network a true competitive edge.

We continue to open and manage company stores to sharpen our competitive edge and to ensure our strong connection with the consumers who regularly patronize our locations across the country.

The Buffet category is a $5.7 billion segment, of which Golden Corral has a 31.3% share.    2013 Technomic Top 500 Report

#1 in the Buffet Restaurant Category     2011-2014 Entrepreneur Magazine

#1 Grill-Buffet Segment for 14 years   Nation’s Restaurant News

$1.783 Billion System Revenue in 2013

502 Restaurants open in 40 states as of January 1, 2014

New compact store design opens up exciting new options for investors

Proven ability connecting investors to capital from over 40 of the nation’s lenders

Isn’t it time to move to the next level? To get started, call our Golden Corral Franchise Sales Administrator Annette Bagwell (800-284-5673) or apply now.


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June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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