Golden Corral Expands From California to New York and Everywhere In-Between
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Golden Corral Expands From California to New York and Everywhere In-Between

Golden Corral Expands From California to New York and Everywhere In-Between

Golden Corral is going coast-to-coast and nationwide, from the Golden State of California all the way east to the Empire State of New York. The result is a rapidly expanding brand with a growing consumer awareness, making it the perfect time for entrepreneurs looking for a great investment opportunity.

The nation’s largest and top-ranked grill-buffet chain is about to cross the 500-unit mark thanks to recently opened new restaurants in Concord, California, Syracuse, New York, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, Gainesville, Georgia, Cedar City, Utah, and Arlington Heights, Illinois. On deck for the North Carolina-based brand are restaurants under construction in Moreno Valley, California, Puyallup, Washington, Bloomingdale, Illinois, Hialeah, Florida, and Bronx, New York. Plus they recently inked a deal to take Golden Corral to Puerto Rico.

Golden Corral has long been known for its variety, offering USDA steaks cooked to order, smoked meats, pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and homemade desserts like carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall. The brand has been experiencing growth in recent years not only from its existing operators who are adding more units, but from new operators coming into the system.

“I have watched the success of Golden Corral on the mainland and I am excited to bring this brand to Puerto Rico – my homeland,” said Justin Tirri, a first-time franchisee in Puerto Rico. “We already see the ads on TV and there is pent-up demand for the abundance and variety of the Golden Corral Menu. I have my first site in process and I am reviewing more opportunities.”

Golden Corral customers nationwide are raving about the brand’s new locations in their towns.

“I have been a Golden Corral customer for a couple of decades, stemming back to when I lived in North Carolina,” says Lee M., a Golden Corral customer from Concord, California. “I was thrilled to find out there was a new one opening here closer to my house. I love everything about this place but my favorite item is the salad bar. I can eat healthier here!”

Back in Throgs Neck, New York, Manny B. says, “I am looking forward to having a Golden Corral in the Bronx. Home-cooking is what we need in this area.”

It’s these kinds of brand fans that franchisees want to see every day when they open their doors. And it’s these kinds of passionate customers that create the demand for growth at Golden Corral.

Van Ingram, Golden Corral’s vice president of franchise development, says, “We are developing markets from east to west in varied locations. We are doing new freestanding buildings, new end-cap and in-line strip center units, plus conversions of previously occupied spaces. We have flexible options to capitalize on each venue type. It is a mix of first-time franchisees and existing operators adding additional units.”

Golden Corral has been operating for more than 46 years now. It’s success is built on a recognizable, proven business model. The brand’s restaurants offer a high-value, family-oriented daily lunch and dinner buffet and breakfast on the weekends. Investors and entrepreneurs looking for a great opportunity to enter new markets or diversify a portfolio needn’t look any further than Golden Corral. It’s a proven brand that gets results.

To find out what territories are available or for more information about becoming a Golden Corral franchisee by calling 1-800-284-5673, Ext. 4479 or visiting

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Published: April 24th, 2019

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