• About

  • Our History

    When our first Golden Corral ® restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina back in 1973, a fledgling Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering all of our guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere at a great value. Nearly 40 years later, Golden Corral ® is well known as America's #1 buffet and grill.

    Golden Corral's legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of delicious familiar favorites and continuous new menu offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Golden Corral's legendary, endless dinner buffet features an enormous variety with 15 proteins including USDA, grilled to order sirloin steaks, pork, seafood, shrimp, and chicken. We are especially proud to serve USDA sirloin, aged and hand-cut daily by our in-restaurant butchers. The endless lunch buffet features a wide variety of home-style classics like our pot roast simmered for 12-hours, made-from-scratch meatloaf, crispy fried chicken, creamy mac and cheese, made-from-scratch mashed potatoes, beloved Bourbon Street Chicken, so many fresh salad choices and dozens of other items. Our endless breakfast buffet features made-to-order omelettes, fluffy pancakes, hot-off-the griddle sausage and bacon, fruit, French toast, pastries and much more. Our bakery and dessert buffet are filled with freshly baked breads, like our famous yeast rolls, homemade cakes and pies, delicious cookies, brownies, pastries, and ice cream.

    Our vision remains to be the leader in the family restaurant segment by making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day.

    Our commitment to our guests doesn't stop with our food. We believe in providing outstanding hospitality too. Being the best in class is what we are all about... and that is a direct tribute to all the men and women who work here, who strive each day to deliver a pleasurable and dining experience for families across America.

    To see how our values extend to the community at large, please visit our community involvement page.

     
  • Our Philosophy

    The best is what we're all about. 
    Maybe that’s why Golden Corral was voted #1 in grill-buffet segment for 14 years by Nation’s Restaurant News. Of course, that’s a direct tribute to the men and women who work here, pooling their resources and talents to create an affordable dining experience for families across America. 

    Whether you're directly serving a customer or helping those who do, you'll find this is not your ordinary restaurant opportunity. Yes, we work hard, but there's a lot of fun and energy throughout all of our restaurants. Individuals who take great pride in a job well done and ensuring our guests receive only the best. 

    So, we look for people with talent, commitment and passion to do what they do best — serve our guests or support those who do. And in return, we provide the recipe for a successful future.

    Diversity
    At Golden Corral, we value the diversity of our employees, franchises, guests and suppliers by respecting the individual through communicating and providing a meaningful, inclusive environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to be successful and productive.

    Company Vision 
    "To be the leader in the family restaurant segment by making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day."

    Company Mission
    "Making Pleasurable Dining Affordable." 

    Community Involvement
    Click here to read more about our belief in "giving back."

     

    Company Beliefs
    We build our business on service to others.
    We treat customers as we would guests in our homes.
    We strive to always provide value that is unequaled.
    We value the diversity of our employees, franchisees, guests, and suppliers by demonstrating respect for the individual and providing meaningful work opportunities.
    We foster the betterment of our people by promoting education, strong work ethics and investment in personal growth.
    We promote good health, high personal integrity, the free enterprise system, good citizenship, and personal ownership.
    We are proud of the total product we offer our customers, strive to be the best in class and we are relentlessly committed to insure the standards are met.
    We never stop striving to improve.
    We are honest in all that we do.
    We remember to give thanks to God for the opportunities given to us.