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Franchising

The Investment

Hungry to Invest?

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Ideal Candidates

Our franchise partners come from a variety of backgrounds, but do have certain characteristics in common.

  • Have full-service restaurant operations or ownership experience
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to finance a single or multi-unit development agreement
  • Have the desire to be a part of and follow our full-service restaurant franchise model

How We Help You Develop

The Golden Corral franchise opportunity is a proven, time-tested business model with units in operation in over 40 states in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

We provide ongoing training support so you have a clear roadmap to success in the buffet franchise marketplace. Our support includes:

  • Site Selection
  • Financing
  • Management recruiting
  • Construction
  • Comprehensive management training

Our Roadmap to Franchising

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1. Inquiry
Fill out our web form if you’re interested in learning more about Golden Corral’s franchise opportunity.
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2. Initial Discovery
Once we receive your inquiry, our development team will set up an initial call with you to learn more about you and your restaurant ownership/operations experience, and discuss your interest in franchising with Golden Corral.
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3. Application
After our initial call, if both parties want to move ahead, you’ll receive and complete the franchise application, which will be reviewed by our team.
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4. Discovery Day
Upon review of your application, you’ll be invited to attend an in-person discovery day where you will meet with executive team to learn more about the brand’s values, mission and key initiatives that drive the brand forward.
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5. Contract Agreement Details
Both parties will work together to select a development territory and establish terms for the Area Development Agreement (ADA).
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6. Signing of the Contract
Once you sign the Area Development Agreement and we have received you initial franchise fee, you will officially become part of the Golden Corral family as a franchisee – welcome!
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Ready to Get Started?

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.