The “Golden Corral System” is a proven, time tested concept and business model with over 480 units currently in operation around the US.
We’ve refined our restaurant systems and processes over the past four decades, providing our franchise partners with a clear road map and hands on field support for successfully executing our successful Golden Corral Buffet, Grill and Bakery concept.
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.
Golden Corral offers a proven concept that allows franchise operators of other concepts to diversify their restaurant operations.
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:
Our best-in-class co-worker training and operational systems have been tested and refined through extensive use at over 480 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.
#1 franchisor in the U.S. among steakhouses in 2017 for the 21st year - Entrepreneur Magazine
#1 Grill-Buffet Segment for 14 years - Nation’s Restaurant News
Named one of the 40 Best Franchises, According to Franchisees by QSR Magazine
$1.758 Billion System Revenue in 2017
489 Restaurants open in 41 states as of January 3, 2018
Proven ability connecting investors to capital from over 40 of the nation’s lenders
2017 Initial Investment:
$2,168,419–$6,602,513 estimated (depending on restaurant size; 11S for smaller markets and 11M for larger markets)
$2,500,000 net worth for individual or investment group
$500,000 liquid (as part of the $2,500,000 net worth)
Initial franchise fee: $50,000 per restaurant
Royalty: 4% of gross sales
Advertising: 2.4% of gross sales minimum
Franchise Agreement Term:
15 years (plus two, 5-year renewal options)
Yes. Third-party financing may be provided from over 40 of the nation’s leading lenders
Site Selection Assistance:
Yes. In-house franchise real estate directors are available
A 13-week training program covering all aspects of restaurant management and operations. The program consists of 13 weeks in certified training restaurants.
Isn’t it time to move to the next level? To get started, call our Golden Corral Franchise Development Manager Annette Bagwell (800-284-5673) or apply now.