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Welcome to Golden Corral Franchising

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With more than 44 years of success, 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.

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Lance Trenary
Lance Trenary
President & CEO

I’ve been in the restaurant business most of my life, so I love visiting Golden Corral restaurants and talking to our guests, our coworkers and our operators.

We have a great base of outstanding operators that make up our system, and with our plans for the future, we’re very optimistic about our ability to continue to deliver our mission statement of making pleasurable dining affordable to every guest, in every restaurant, every day.

James Maynard
James Maynard
Founder & Chairman

The greatest thrill of my business life took place on January 3, 1973. That was the day that Bill Carl and I opened our family steakhouse in Fayetteville, NC. We raised $50,000 and took a leap of faith into the world of entrepreneurs.

When a Golden Corral franchisee describes the thrill of opening his first restaurant, his very own business that puts all his accumulated capitol at risk,I know exactly how he feels. I’ve been there.

Ed Manns
Ed Manns
Franchise Partner

Many Golden Corral franchisees don’t come from money, but we all share a common thread. We are hard workers, passionate about the restaurant business, have faced adversity like most successful business people, overcame the odds and ultimately succeeded using the Golden Corral system.

The Golden Corral “way” is a winner - tried and true with systems and operations and procedures we follow religiously today.

*This website does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. We offer franchises, as well as development rights to open multiple franchised stores, only through our Franchise Disclosure Document. In addition, if you are in a state that requires franchisors to register their franchise offering before offering franchises or development rights in the state, we will not proceed with any offer unless we currently are registered in that state.

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