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Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

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We are excited to introduce our new Gateway restaurant—designed by the best in the business to bring in more customers and maximize operational efficiency. A bold, contemporary exterior and an inviting, roomier interior were designed to keep our loyal customers coming back and to attract a whole new generation of guests. With more than 45 years of success and nearly 500 locations, Golden Corral is recognized by NRN as “America’s #1 buffet and grill.” Our concept is a proven winner—a high-value, family-oriented brunch, lunch and dinner buffet served daily and breakfast every weekend.

Raleigh, NC
United States

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Baked Goods
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Our Concept Is A Proven Winner
We offer a high-value, family-oriented lunch and dinner buffet served daily and breakfast every weekend. With more than 46 years of success and nearly 500 locations, Golden Corral is recognized by Nation’s Restaurant News as “America’s #1 buffet and grill.”

We are the first-choice franchise brand for savvy restaurant operators looking to expand their local dining market share or successful franchisees seeking to diversify their portfolio with a proven high-revenue restaurant brand. The longevity and strength of the Golden Corral brand can be attributed to strict adherence to the restaurant’s founding mission: “Making Pleasurable Dining Affordable.”®


With national brand recognition, best-in-class food offerings, and value pricing, there is still plenty of growth potential. Franchise opportunities are available nationwide.

Golden Corral can help you take advantage of long-standing relationships with more than 40 of the nation’s leading lenders who provide financing options directly to qualified franchisees. 

Golden Corral’s directors, management team, and franchisees have set a course of development that will allow Golden Corral to continue to be the leader in the family restaurant segment in communities throughout the United States.

Design Criteria & Demographics
Our recently redesigned restaurant has a progressive new look and is available in two different building design options, the GC-11S and the GC-11M, to maximize land efficiency and to match market potential. We typically pursue free-standing sites, but we can also consider in-line and end-cap development.  Key demographics include traffic counts, daytime population, and residential population. Suitable parking is required.

#1 in category in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 Annual Franchise 500 ranking

#1 in category in Entrepreneur magazines’ 2019 Top Food Franchises

#4 out of Top 100 U.S. restaurant chains on Good Food Institute’s annual scorecard featured in Forbes magazine (based on plant-based entrees)

Top 10 ranking for value by Nation’s Restaurant News’ most recent consumer picks

#16 in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 ranking of all restaurant franchise opportunities

#34 overall in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 ranking of all franchise opportunities