Golden Corral Ranked #14 in “Top Franchises for More Than $500,000” by Entrepreneur Magazine
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Golden Corral Ranked #14 in “Top Franchises for More Than $500,000” by Entrepreneur Magazine

September 18, 2019 // // RALEIGH, N.C. - Golden Corral, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, recently ranked #14 in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious list of Best Franchises for More Than $500,000. This highly sought-after honor recognizes the top brands for excellence and represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the franchise restaurant industry.

This honor comes on the heels of Golden Corral being ranked #34 on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 list in the January edition of the magazine. Criteria for each list is based upon 150 key business factors including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Only the most dynamic and successful companies rise to the level of being recognized by Entrepreneur - the premier source for everything small business.

“We appreciate being named to the 2019 Best Franchises for More Than $500,000 list,” said Lance Trenary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Corral. “Since Golden Corral first opened its doors in 1973, the strength of our brand has been our people. Today we have an incredible group of franchisees who are committed to the Golden Corral brand. We are eager to continue to grow together and bring our unique buffet concept to more communities around the country.”

To view Golden Corral in the full rankings, visit Entrepreneur magazine. Results can also be seen in the September 2019 issue, which became available on newsstands September 12.

For more information about Golden Corral, please visit

About Golden Corral

Golden Corral, based in Raleigh, N.C., is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain with 491 restaurants operating in 41 states as of August 2019. Golden Corral is famous for its variety, including USDA steaks cooked to order, smoked meats, savory pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and desserts like homemade carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall®.

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