CARY, NC /24-7PressRelease/ -- Billy Sewell, president and CEO of Platinum Corral (http://www.platinumcorral.com), a multi-unit franchise operator of Golden Corral Grill/Buffet Restaurants, has announced that members of the Golden Corral Cary team delivered a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad to Marcie Barnes, business systems analyst at SAS and Golden Corral Cary customer, as the culmination of the restaurant's three-month social media contest. The contest, which kicked off May 12, was centered on the use of the location-based social media sites Foursquare (http://www.foursquare.com), Triangle specific Tri-Out (http://www.trioutnc.com) and Gowalla (http://www.gowalla.com). Aimed at increasing new and repeat business to the Cary location, the contest offered prizes to those who used the services to "check-in" at the restaurant most often, as well as the opportunity to win a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad.
"We have been pleased with the tremendous support from the Triangle's social media community throughout this three-month promotion," said Sewell. "This area has a vibrant social media community, and we are looking forward to engaging our customers in that arena with future promotions."
NEW MEDIA CONTENT: A video of the iPad presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYZ8b3_YmcU
Golden Corral Cary's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GoldenCorralCary
Golden Corral Cary's Twitter account http://twitter.com/GC_Cary
Golden Corral Cary's Foursquare page http://foursquare.com/venue/349958
Golden Corral Cary's Tri-Out page http://trioutnc.com/Golden-Corral-Cary-2179
Established in 1996 by owner Billy Sewell, Platinum Corral, based in Jacksonville, owns and manages 24 Golden Corral franchises throughout North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio, with locations including Asheboro, Concord, Hickory, Wilmington, Burlington, Jacksonville, Reidsville, Lexington, Wake Forest and four locations in the Triangle. The company has been recognized as one of the Triangle's top 50 privately held companies and institutions in the Triangle Business Journal's Book of Lists. Sewell's family has been involved with Golden Corral since his father became a founding investor when the business first began. A graduate of Campbell University, Sewell worked as a manager trainee and rose through the management ranks. By 1996, he owned two Golden Corral restaurants, one in Burlington, N.C. and the other in Hickory, N.C. Golden Corral restaurants, located nationwide, feature steaks, buffet, and bakery at every location, each offering the highest quality food at reasonable prices in a clean, friendly atmosphere, thereby fulfilling their mission to "make pleasurable dining affordable."