Golden Corral started serving its endless dining choices in Latin America for the first time when the restaurant opened its doors in Canóvanas, Puerto Rico on Monday, Oct. 26. “Opening in Latin America is a significant milestone for us, and it really demonstrates the broad appeal of Golden Corral,” says Lance Trenary, president and CEO of Golden Corral Corporation. “During these challenging times for the restaurant industry, it is exciting to support our new franchisee and his team as they expand the Golden Corral brand. We look forward to bringing our Golden Corral favorites to Puerto Rico, and we can’t wait to serve the Canóvanas community.” The new restaurant, located at 18400 State Road #3, Ste. #122, is the brand’s latest design featuring a stone fireplace, contemporary décor, comfortable and varied seating options, as well as an all-new buffet area with an enhanced carvery and tiled walls that look much like a residential kitchen.
“We are very excited with the positive reception the Canóvanas community has shown us in the short time we have been open, and I can’t wait to continue to introduce Golden Corral’s wholesome food to Puerto Rico,” says Luis Albino. “Our acclaimed buffet that features more than 100 options is something entirely new to the Canóvanas community. On top of that, we’ve hired an incredible team of outgoing individuals to join us in serving Golden Corral’s unmatched variety to everyone in the area.”
The restaurant opened with a modified service model to comply with federal, state and local guidelines. Golden Corral guests wear disposable gloves when selecting endless helpings of the restaurant’s most popular favorites, including carved sirloin at dinner, off of the buffet. Masks and gloves are worn by all team members, and guests are required to wear masks while away from their table. Additional enhanced sanitation and social distancing procedures are also in place. Once dine-in capacity restrictions are lifted, the 14,800-square-foot restaurant will seat over 400 guests.
Canóvanas’s new Golden Corral is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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