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Explore our Golden Franchise Opportunity

Grow with the Nation's Largest Buffet Chain

Join the first-choice franchise for restaurant owners looking to grow. Golden Corral provides unlimited opportunities for entrepreneurs looking for a strong, family-oriented restaurant model.

Our concept is a proven winner offering a premier, high-value, family-oriented buffet experience. On top of the strength and longevity of the brand, we provide franchisees a strong support system that encourages growth and celebrates our franchisees’ success.

After 50 years, Golden Corral continues to lead the casual dining buffet segment. Our loyal fans have continued to support us, with our top customers visiting an average of 69 times a year.

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Why Golden Corral?

See the Benefits of franchising with us

Golden Corral provides savvy business investors and restaurateurs an opportunity to be part of a winning concept –a high-value, family oriented lunch and dinner buffet served daily and breakfast every weekend.


Nation's Largest Buffet Chain

Enjoy backing of a premier brand and take advantage of the combined purchasing power of a nationwide system with a leading distribution company and equipment supplier.


A Winning Concept

Collection of scratch-made delicious menu favorites served in a family-friendly, clean and comfortable environment that keep our loyal fan base coming back and new menu options that expand our appeal as a first-choice dining experience. We’ve also expanded our loyalty program with a mobile ordering platform for seamless off-premises ordering added curbside pickup and now offer several alcohol options.


Operationally Efficient Restaurant Design

Our new Gateway Concept offers a more inviting and comfortable dining area and increased operational efficiency.



From the executive team to our franchisees to our restaurant co-workers – a healthy culture is a top priority. We value our guests and serve our communities.


Industry Leading Support

Providing best-in-class support, Golden Corral is here to help with site selection, management and co-worker training, recruitment and much more. With a stable leadership team and customer full-time Customer Support Center staff, franchisees have years of experience to lean on as they grow with us.


Franchise Focused

We value our franchisees’ knowledge and experience. We welcome and encourage their contribution to the longevity and success of Golden Corral through open communication of ideas, participation in innovation planning, design and support of the Franchise Advisory Council.

Loved by our Franchisees

Ranked by IFA 2021 as one of the top 50 franchisors for franchisee satisfaction

I’ve been a franchisee since 1993. I actually worked for Golden Corral for 13 years prior, and when the franchise program came about I wanted to do more for my family. As a Golden Corral Franchisee, you’ll be in business for yourself—but not by yourself. The support that you can expect to receive and I’ve received is outstanding. What I love most about being a franchisee is what I can do for my family, what I can do for my staff, my co-workers, and our customers. From that, it’s evolved into what we can do in the communities we serve. I would encourage anybody who’s looking to become a franchisee of any business to look at Golden Corral and talk to them, it’s a great company.

Dave Gronewoller, owner of 8 Golden Corral locations

David Gronewoller Golden Corral Franchisee
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Learn More about Our Franchising Opportunities

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.