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Restaurant Operations Management

Restaurant Management Opportunities
At Golden Corral®, we know that successful people are the foundation of our very successful company. We hire managers with the talent, integrity, and passion to promote our Caring Culture. We provide an environment that supports and empowers our people – not only to exceed our guests’ expectations, but also to achieve their professional and personal goals.

With nearly 500 restaurants in more than 40 states, Golden Corral is always in search of excellent leaders for restaurant management opportunities, in both our company and franchise-operated restaurants nationwide.

These are just a few of the traits our most accomplished managers have in common. At Golden Corral, your ability to succeed is limited only by your energy and drive. Unequalled Opportunity at the Best Buffet in the USA!

View the following short video to experience a day in the life of a Golden Corral Manager.

General Manager – Trains, coaches and develops your entire restaurant team. Ensure optimal restaurant performance; overseeing facility, financial and human resources activities to drive a successful operation.
Kitchen Manager – Help ensure total guest satisfaction, quality food production and sound restaurant performance. Oversees the entire kitchen team while managing inventory and food cost controls.
Hospitality Manager – Ensures total guest satisfaction while leading the front-of-the-house service team. Oversees guest interaction, standards for service, restaurant facilities & equipment, and staffing and training. 
District Manager – As a multi-unit manager, you provide leadership and guidance to company-operated restaurant managers while monitoring store performance and ensuring standards are maintained. You are accountable for management development and staffing, restaurant financial results, and facilities maintenance while upholding Golden Corral’s mission of “Making Pleasurable Dining Affordable” for our guests.

Franchise Business Consultant – In this multi-unit manager role, you provide support and consultation to Golden Corral franchisees to ensure restaurant operations conditions exist for optimal sales and profits as part of the franchise operations team. As the key Golden Corral liaison for our franchisees, you communicate and/or implement process, training and operational changes to ensure operating standards to uphold Golden Corral’s brand.

Certified Kitchen Assistant Manager – Cross-train in all skill areas within the restaurant, gaining knowledge of operational tasks including ordering, receiving, storage, and menu planning.  This entry-level hourly management position requires completion of a 1-year certification program including in-store management skills modules, and a classroom development course.

At Golden Corral, we believe your learning should begin before you serve the first guest in your restaurant. We take the time to give every management candidate the opportunity to learn the Golden Corral system before you are assigned to a restaurant. This training is extensive and is a demonstration of our commitment to you and your success.

TIER 1 – Seven weeks in each of eight Skill Position areas, including one week of shadowing a Training Manager
TIER 2 – Six weeks learning the tools, techniques and systems critical to running a successful Golden Corral as a Hospitality or Kitchen Manager

  • Online learning modules and live, interactive virtual classroom sessions
  • Discussion board activities with other manager trainees across the country
  • In-store activities with a Certified Training Manager, including job shadowing and practice in all departments
  • Training manuals with need-to-know information, focusing on the most critical knowledge for store management

Restaurant Management Buffet of Benefits
We believe that providing a quality benefit program is just as important as compensation. Golden Corral offers a variety of benefits designed to protect you and your family.

  • Medical/Hospital Insurance (Your choice from two different plans)
  • Prescription Drug Program (Retail and mail-order benefits)
  • Dental Plan (Your choice from two dental plans)
  • Golden Retirement Income Plan
    This tax-deferred savings plan allows you to contribute up to 25% or annual limits set by the IRS (whichever is less) of your base salary and bonuses. The company matches dollar for dollar up to 4% of base salary and 50 cents of each dollar up to 4% of bonus. Employees are fully vested after three years.
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance (Company paid)
  • Life Insurance (Company paid) Supplemental portable insurance is also available to purchase for additional coverage for the employee and dependents.
  • Vacation:  1-5 years of service: 2 weeks vacation
    5-15 years of service: 3 weeks vacation
    15+ years of service: 4 weeks vacation
  • Employee Education Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

*The above detailed benefits are for eligible individuals employed at corporate or company-operated restaurants. Golden Corral franchisees may offer different benefits for their employees.

Restaurant Management Compensation
One simple concept drives our approach. WE HIRE WINNERS. So, we believe it makes perfect sense to have compensation linked directly to winning performance. Total compensation for Golden Corral managers includes a base salary and industry-leading incentive bonuses. And, because we have NO CAPS ON BONUS EARNINGS, the potential rewards for a Golden Corral manager who cares about people, understands how to increase sales, and knows how to control costs, are absolutely unlimited!

*Compensation offerings may vary among franchisees.

Learn more about our OPERATING PARTNER PROGRAM available to company General Managers.

At Golden Corral, we place high importance on performance. We strive for excellence, and we celebrate the excellence of our employees and franchisees at every opportunity, including top recognition during our annual convention’s CELEBRATION OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD CEREMONY. Whether setting sales records, achieving competitive advantages in your local market, accomplishing operational excellence, or for years of service, our employees are recognized for their hard work and contributions to Golden Corral.

Golden Corral utilizes E-Verify in all company-operated restaurants as part of the hiring process.

Golden Corral franchisees operate as independent business owners. If you apply and are hired for a management opportunity with a Golden Corral franchisee, you would be an employee of that Golden Corral franchisee, and not an employee of Golden Corral Corporation. Management opportunities are available at both company and franchise-operated restaurants, which are specified within individual job postings.