Golden Corral Adds Smokers to All Stores

Chain Launches New Smokehouse Culinary Platform

September 25, 2017 // Franchising.com // Golden Corral, the nation’s #1 buffet-grill chain, has added smokers in all restaurants for its new Smokehouse culinary platform to give guests a full selection of items with bold and rich smoked flavors. The items are slow-cooked for hours in smokers on-site at each restaurant.

Beginning on Monday, September 25, Golden Corral will introduce its new Smokehouse menu, featuring slow-cooked, smoked meats such as pork, chicken, ribs, turkey, and brisket. It will also include several flavorful side items and a variety of barbecue sauces - Sweet BBQ, Spicy BBQ, and Smokehouse BBQ, as well as regional BBQ sauces.

The new Smokehouse menu will feature the following items for lunch and dinner seven days a week:

  • Smoked Pork Barbecue
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Smoked Carved Baby Back Ribs (at dinner only)

Golden Corral’s Weekend (Friday - Sunday) Smokehouse features include:

  • Smoked Carved Brisket
  • Smoked Turkey

“Golden Corral constantly strives to give our guests the most flavorful items as possible,” said Lance Trenary, President and CEO of Golden Corral. “The addition of our new Smokehouse menu provides our guests with a wide selection of smoked meats and authentic flavors that will enhance their dining experience. These items will be prepared on-site in real wood smokers using Golden Corral’s signature rub to maximize quality and flavor.”

The chain is introducing the new Smokehouse food program to capitalize on the increased popularity of smoked meats and bold flavors. According to a recent study by the National Restaurant Association, smoking is one of the top three hottest cooking methods among chefs today. Golden Corral originally tested their Smokehouse items in Dayton, Ohio in 2015 and then again in three additional markets earlier this year. Throughout all tests guests responded favorably to the flavorful foods.

Golden Corral’s launch of Smokehouse is being supported by national television, digital, and social media.

About Golden Corral

Golden Corral, based in Raleigh, N.C., is the nation’s #1 buffet-grill restaurant chain with 485 restaurants operating in 42 states as of January 1, 2017. Golden Corral is famous for its variety, including USDA steaks cooked to order, fried chicken, awesome pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and desserts like homemade carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall®.

Media Contacts:

Kevin Behan
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919.459.3595

Sue Yannello
syannello@919marketing.com
919.459.8162

SOURCE Golden Corral

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