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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

1. Inquiry
Fill out our web form if you’re interested in learning more about Golden Corral’s franchise opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
5. Contract Agreement Details
Both parties will work together to select a development territory and establish terms for the Area Development Agreement (ADA).
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.