Franchise Finance

One thing Golden Corral does differently is to have a long-term, in-house finance specialist who works with both franchisees and lenders. At most brands, said Van Ingram, that role usually is filled as an offshoot or another department, or franchisees are pointed to a list of lenders who have worked with the brand before.


2019 Corporate Philanthropy Award

The Triangle Business Journal named Golden Corral as a winner of the 2019 Corporate Philanthropy Award. Golden Corral was selected for the award by going above and beyond to make a difference in the local community. Each year Golden Corral assists veterans, military members and their families through its support of Camp Corral and Military Appreciation Night. Golden Corral also helps support families of co-workers in need through the GC Cares fund.


Golden Corral Opens New Restaurant in Puyallup

The line kept growing Wednesday morning at South Hill Mall in Puyallup. Inside, workers were setting out the final dishes for Golden Corral’s “endless buffet” for its grand opening. Some of the staff whipped out phones for last-minute quick group selfies and videos of the line forming outside before the breakfast-lunch rush began. For staff and management, it had already been a full day, and it wasn’t even 10 a.m., the start time for its first day of operation.


Golden Corral Introduces “Endless Ribs” Promotion

Golden Corral’s “Endless Ribs” promotion was included in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Menu Tracker featuring its Texas Blue Ribbon Smoked Baby Back Ribs, Brown Sugar Cured Spare Ribs, and Hickory Bourbon Grilled Ribs.


Military Appreciation Knight

Hu Odom believes that if you take care of business first, your success will allow your community giving to follow naturally. Odom, owner of 20 Golden Corrals in four states and a three-time Franchisee of the Year, has achieve both – and then some. A shining example for others to follow, Odom is the 2019 MVP recipient of the Community Involvement Leadership Award for his visionary commitment to community service.


Golden Corral Launches New Innovative Ad Campaign

Golden Corral, in partnership with The VIA Agency, announced the launch of a new and different integrated advertising campaign, “The Only One for Everyone.” The campaign launched across all the brand’s national and local media platforms on April 29 in support of the restaurant’s new dinner promotion, Endless Ribs. With a new messaging strategy, the company will aggressively reallocate its ad investment to expand its digital reach; total ad spend including digital through the end of the year is estimated at $25 million.


Golden Corral Plans on Opening in Fresno – and Fresnans Have Been Asking for It

Golden Corral, a buffet restaurant long desired by Fresnans, is planning to open a location in Fresno. The popular chain with 495 restaurants nationwide has a franchisee in the area who has paid the franchise fee and is looking for locations to open a Golden Corral, said Van Ingram, the company’s vice president of franchise development.


Golden Corral Introduces New Easter Holiday Menu To Go Option

Golden Corral is affording customers an opportunity to save time and work preparing an Easter dinner by offering a new Easter Holiday Menu To Go option. Customers can now place online orders for their Easter meals in advance through Golden Corral’s website and pick up a traditional family meal before Easter Sunday at their nearest Golden Corral restaurant. Holiday meal orders must be placed online at least seven days prior to pick-up and no later than April 14, one week before Easter Sunday.


Golden Corral Franchisee Hu Odom Honored for Helping Community

Golden Corral franchisee Hu Odom has been named winner of the 2019 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award by Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine. Odom was chosen for the Community Involvement Leadership Award for his incredible generosity, giving back to the neighborhoods he serves and becoming a role model for other franchisees.

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