Our Story

Our History

When the first Golden Corral® restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1973, Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere and at a great value. Nearly 46 years later, Golden Corral® is honored to be called America's #1 buffet and grill.

Our Mission

Making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day. While our commitment begins each day with preparing delicious food, we also believe in providing outstanding hospitality. Being best in class is what we are all about.... and that is a direct tribute to all the men and women who work here, who strive each day to deliver a pleasurable dining experience for families across America.


The Only One for Everyone.


Golden Corral's legendary endless buffet features an abundant variety of delicious all-time favorites and new menu offerings for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose from over 150 items including USDA, grilled to order sirloin steaks, pork, seafood, and shrimp alongside traditional favorites like pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, Bourbon Street Chicken, fresh salads, our famous yeast rolls, the ALL NEW Smokehouse and more. The Only One for Everyone.

Giving Back

Service to others is a hallmark of the Golden Corral brand. That includes service to our guests, U.S. military active duty members, veterans and their families, and our own employees. We do this through Military Appreciation Night for U.S. military members, Camp Corral to support military children, GC Cares for our own employees who have experienced unforeseen emergencies, and many more national and local not-for-profits.

Giving Back

Serving Those Who Serve Us

Golden Corral is proud of our U.S. military members who defend our country and our rights, and we honor them every year with a special thank you dinner at our Military Appreciation Night. As of 2019, we have served over 5,700,000 meals to our military heroes. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. Over the past 18 years, Golden Corral restaurants and their guests together have raised over $15 million dollars for Disabled American Veterans.

Giving Back

Camp Corral

Camp Corral is a week of non-stop fun for the children of wounded, ill, injured or fallen military families. And thanks to your support, the camp is free! Over the past 7 years, Golden Corral restaurants and guests have raised nearly $11 million dollars and sent over 21,000 military children to Camp Corral.