Restaurant Industry Veteran to Oversee the Growth of Franchise Restaurants
Golden Corral, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, announced restaurant industry veteran Van Ingram has been hired as Vice President of Franchise Development.
In this role, he will oversee the franchise development process for new franchisees entering the system and he will coordinate with the current development team to support the growth of existing franchisees.
Prior to coming to Golden Corral, Ingram spent the past five years as Vice President of Franchise Development with Taco John’s, where he was responsible for franchise sales, real estate and construction for new and existing franchisees. Before that, Ingram spent seven years (2006-2013) as Senior Director of Franchise Development for Arby’s Restaurant Group. He began his career in franchising in 1992 with Valvoline and has held senior business development positions with Yum! Brands, Volvo Rents, Quiznos and Captain D’s.
“I am extremely excited to join Golden Corral and work with our franchisees and help grow the system,” said Ingram. “Golden Corral is a nationally recognized brand name with a long and proud history. Just as importantly, it has a bright future and I look forward to being part of its growth in the coming years.”
About Golden Corral:
Golden Corral, based in Raleigh, N.C., is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain with 489 restaurants operating in 41 states as of January 1, 2018. Golden Corral is famous for its variety, including USDA steaks cooked to order, rotisserie chicken, awesome pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and desserts like homemade carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall®.