The exterior of a Golden Corral restaurant.
Golden Corral

Golden Corral had 491 restaurants operating in 41 states as of August 2019.

Golden Corral Earns High Marks for Franchising

Golden Corral recently ranked No. 14 in Entrepreneur magazine’s list of Best Franchises for “More Than $500,000.”

This honor comes on the heels of Golden Corral being ranked No. 34 on Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 list in the January edition of the magazine. Criteria for each list is based upon 150 key business factors including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Only the most dynamic and successful companies rise to the level of being recognized by Entrepreneur – the premier source for everything small business.

“We appreciate being named to the 2019 Best Franchises for More Than $500,000 list,” says Lance Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral. “Since Golden Corral first opened its doors in 1973, the strength of our brand has been our people.  Today we have an incredible group of franchisees who are committed to the Golden Corral brand. We are eager to continue to grow together and bring our unique buffet concept to more communities around the country.”

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