Golden Corral is an American restaurant that serves a variety of food to the American people. It is a private company held in the American city of Raleigh, North Carolina, with a location in 42 U.S states, and till 2019 as per data 498 locations are covered under GC (Golden Corral).

“Golden Corral” is a privately owned restaurant controlled, owned, and managed by “James Maynard and William F. Carl”. Key people of Golden Corral restaurant are “Easter Maynard” the Chairman of a restaurant and “Lance Trenary” the CEO and president of the restaurant having headquarters in North Carolina.

Golden Corral was incorporated in the year 1972 with a lot of unsuccessful attempts as they both tried their best to make their restaurant successful. 1973 was the year when the first “Golden Corral Family Steak House” opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Till now they have expanded their business up to 500 locations all over America, and out of 500 Locations, Company-owned 100 out of them, and rests 400 are franchised stores. In the year, 1987 they started franchising by licensing one-tenths of the store to their General Managers.

From 1991, they start expanding their size of the restaurant so that more people can be served, so they started to increase the size by 10000 square feet which were double than the previous one which was 5000 square feet, and after that first “metro market” was introduced.

After great success, Company makes some changes and introduces a new concept which is called by the name “Strata” to bring more food decoration for the customers. Various facilities were added in the golden corral breakfast hours and other meals timing which was not earlier provided by them due to lack of resources and funds but after a short period, they started making changes which were like the introduction of: –

  • Parking slot
  • Salad bars
  • Seating areas
  • One week summer camp program

Various sponsors are part of Golden Corral with different years and their driver especially talking about the recent “Elliott Salder” in the year 2017 and Regan Smith in the year 2016. 2004 to 2006 was the year when Golden Corral (GC) start providing sponsorship to the racing field like Yates racing and Atlanta motor speedway.

GC (Golden Corral) gives ample amount of choice of food to eat, all food items are included in it at any point of time of the day and you can have breakfast and lunch food items in dinner as well.


  1. Hot dishes
  • Waffles
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Pizza
  • Beef
  • Skillet hash brown
  • Casserole
  • Pancakes
  • Rolls
  • Bacon
  • Toast and many more.
  1. Cold dishes
  • Desserts
  • Diced onions
  • Yogurts
  • Donuts
  • Fruit juice
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Diced hams
  • Bacon bits
  • Mushrooms
  • Cereals and many more.


  • Glazed honey buns
  • Fluffy pancakes
  • Omelet’s
  • Donuts
  • Coffee
  • Juice
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Waffles
  • Casserole


  • Austin
  • San Antonio
  • Louisville
  • Jacksonville
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Colorado springs
  • Houston
  • New Mexico
  • Raleigh
  • Fayetteville
  • Indianapolis and many more.

Golden Corral is a long chain of buffet-style food with a variety of grilled and large buffets throughout the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The chain provides various delicious foods apart from the given hot and cold dishes like roasted food, grilled food, steamed food, and stuff food.

Golden Corral restaurant offers a wide option to save more money and consume more, for old age peoples. The citizen whose age is more than 60 may avail of the special golden corral buffet as there are various offers for the different age groups. Every buffet is priced differently depending upon the generation, for children they are offering different price segments, for adult and young people there is a different price segment, and for senior ones there is different.

The reason for the price difference is due to their consumption level, as GC is focusing on not wasting any food item at whatever price it is as the consumption level of each age group is different. GC group created an idea to charge differently to different generations of people.

The time period has been allotted to a different food item which will be served at different interval or at a point of time so that customer doesn’t get entangled of their time.

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The time when Golden Corral serves their customer’s:-

  1. Golden Corral Breakfast Hours-07:30 AM -11:00 AM
  2. Lunch –

Monday to Friday – 10:45 AM – 04:00 PM

     Saturday – 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

  1. Dinner –     

Monday to Thursday – 04:00 PM – 10:00 PM

      Friday to Saturday -04:00 PM – 10:30 PM

       Sunday -11:00 AM -10:00 PM

Talking about golden corral breakfast hours for several locations under the same head can be different as per their regulations. As some of the locations are providing the breakfast meal at the regular time (07:30 AM) while some location is providing at different timing which is 08:00 AM while some corral location is not even open on the weekend days so do check before the visit or make sure to call them, as it is wise to see your local outlet before you visit.

But mostly, all the Golden Corral restaurant serve breakfast and brunch daily which generally mean every citizen can enjoy the food in any day of the week.

American people are more likely to visit “Golden Corral” as it is the best restaurant with economical price and they are serving their best quality to their people. Golden Corral serves all types of food and it is a family restaurant providing food every day of the week with the given time slot.

GC is famous for its roasted pot and smoked pull pork. Apart from this, they provide the facility to people to take their food with them or they can get packed food if they want to eat at home or in the office in the situation of a hurry.

Wrapping up

GC is the best food-serving restaurant in America and gained popularity due to its fare price and the quality they are offering in terms of food and service.