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Operating Partner Program

There are NO LIMITS to your potential for success at Golden Corral
You may become a franchisee of your restaurant in only THREE YEARS. 

Join us and become part of our expanding system-wide growth as we open new restaurants each year. 


We are very excited about our exceptional incentive program developed to reward the hard work and of our managers. What other family dining concept offers this unique opportunity where the average total compensation for Operating Partners is over $100,000? Golden Corral Operating Partners are rewarded each month with an incentive bonus.


Since there are no limits to bonuses, as the performance of the restaurant increases, so does your total compensation. As an Operating Partner, your monthly bonus percentage increases in Years 1 and 2. In Year 3, you have the opportunity to become the franchisee of your own restaurant or receive an additional increase to your bonus incentive.

  • A participant must be employed by Golden Corral Corporation in the position of General Manager at a company-operated restaurant for a term of one year in the restaurant for which he or she will serve as Operating Partner.
  • Participants must meet operating standards and financial results.
  • The Operating Partner will enter into an Operating Partner agreement and pay a $25,000 refundable security deposit. When you become a franchisee, the refundable Operating Partner security deposit may be invested toward franchising your restaurant.