09/15/2017

Golden Corral Announces Plans for Major Restaurant Redesign


Golden Corral's new design is centered on making guests feel like they are in a cozy, comfortable environment, said President & CEO Lance Trenary. Larger windows, new lighting fixtures, stacked stone and wooden panels are being incorporated to give the space a sophisticated, but homey quality.




06/14/2017

Comfort Food and Comfortable Franchisees


There's nothing wrong with new food trends and flavors, but sometimes it's comforting to linger over old favorites. Tastes like pot roast, cinnamon bread and tomato soup remind people of happy times - and keep them returning to familiar restaurant favorites.


06/13/2017

Spontaneous Hospitality


Lately there has been a lot written about companies attempting to improve their business by upgrading the consumer experience. Especially retailers threatened by on-line shopping, and restaurant brands suddenly faced with declining demand. Some companies already have it ingrained in their DNA, like Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Nordstrom, or Chick-fil-A. Other companies have to revise their culture to improve their level of customer care.


05/25/2017

Lance Trenary Interview on Bloomberg Radio


Golden Corral President and CEO Lance Trenary was a guest on the Bloomberg Markets AM program on Bloomberg Radio on May 24. Trenary and the show’s host Lisa Abramowicz discussed Golden Corral’s new 7-Day Brunch service, changes in the casual dining experience and how restaurant chains are responding to consumer demand.


05/19/2017

Golden Corral Rolls Out Brunch Systemwide


The breakfast-and-lunch offerings at the Raleigh, N.C.-based buffet chain will be available every day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. They include new strawberry cheesecake French toast, made-to-order eggs and omelets, biscuits and gravy, sausage-and-egg skillets and carved glazed ham, as well as fried chicken, pot roast and miniature burgers.


05/01/2017

Finder’s Keepers - Become the Employer of Choice in Your Markets


After 25 years in the restaurant business, Mike Richey knows that an offer of a dollar more per hour from a competitor can be too much for an employee to refuse. Richey, who operates five Golden Corrals, wishes his employees well when they leave. But that's not the end of the story. A couple of weeks later he calls them to ask if they'd like to return to their old job--a practice that has paid off for him over the years.



04/24/2017

Wanted: More Multi-Unit Franchisees


Today, the largest number of multi-unit franchisees is in the restaurant sector. Beginning in January 2017, Golden Corral embraced this trend, making it easier for multi-unit operators to open even faster.



12/01/2016

A Natural Fit


As Golden Corral begins moving into dozens of former Ryan’s, Old Country Buffet and HomeTown Buffet sites, the buffet leader is experiencing both the growth and cost benefits of restaurant conversions.


11/20/2016

Golden Corral Hosts Military Appreciation Night


For over 15 years, Golden Corral restaurants have been saying thank you to veterans throughout the nation by hosting Military Appreciation Night, during which the men and women who have served our country are invited to enjoy a free meal.



10/13/2016

Golden Corral Raised Prices on the Weekend and Lured in More Customers


With consumers more choosy about their dining options, many restaurants have slashed prices to lure diners through their doors – Golden Corral has opted to take a different route. The nation’s grill-buffet chain’s out-of-the-box strategy went like this: Hire more staff and boost prices on the weekends to offer customers more choices.



08/26/2016

Five Advantages of Being a Franchisee Versus an Independent Business Owner


"I'm able to pick up a phone or send an email to other franchisees or people in the franchisor office to get solutions to everyday problems and compare notes. And we receive reports on a regular basis to see how we compare to the system and to other franchisees in the critical measurements of our business." Doug Higdon


05/12/2016

Burgers, Buffets, and Pizza: Securities Dealer Finds Security in Franchising


Mills Sinclair is a man living life on his terms. He's equally at home on the golf course at his Arizona home in Scottsdale, on the beach at his Mexican vacation home, or sitting in a corner of one of his restaurants on Sunday "watching families interact in ways they don't often do anymore."


05/09/2016

Southern Hospitality: Multi-Brand Host Keeps Tourists Well Fed


Brent Collier earns his bread and butter from tourism. His 16 restaurants from 7 different brands offer something for everyone--from a fun or romantic fondue dinner at The Melting Pot to Sunday afternoons for the family at Golden Corral.



03/20/2016

Golden Corral in Sacramento Hosts 14-year old Shooting Victim Alize Valadez


Shooting victim, Alize Valadez, woke from her coma and asked for Golden Corral. The local restaurant made her dream come true.


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