For more than 20 years, Golden Corral, America’s favorite buffet-style restaurant chain, has been unwavering in its support of the U.S. Military. Due to the efforts of restaurant teams across the country and the generosity of loyal guests, the brand has exceeded $33 million to support military causes.  

“Golden Corral is committed to showing our appreciation to those who make, or have made, the sacrifices necessary to ensure our freedom,” says Golden Corral Chief Marketing Officer and 4th generation U.S. Navy veteran, Skip Hanke. “Having served in the Navy, I am honored to work for a company that is dedicated to consistently supporting the men and women who serve our country through year-round initiatives – like Military Appreciation Night and Camp Corral.”

Through their annual Military Appreciation Night, Golden Corral has served more than 6 million free meals to military members and has raised more than $18 million in guest donations for DAV (Disabled American Veterans).

This year, Military Appreciation Night will be held on the Monday after Veterans Day, Nov. 13, 2023, at all Golden Corral locations nationwide. From 5 p.m. until closing, active duty military, retirees, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans will receive a free meal and a drink. DAV members will be onsite to facilitate donations for their charity organization, giving all Golden Corral guests the opportunity to show their appreciation. 

The brand’s support for the military is not limited to only Veterans Day. Golden Corral is a proud Founding Partner of Camp Corral – a non-profit organization that hosts children of wounded, ill, injured, or fallen military heroes for a world-class summer camp experience. During its 2023 Camp Corral Campaign, nearly $1.5 million was raised, which will send roughly 1,200 children to camp in 2024. Since its inception in 2011, Golden Corral restaurants – in partnership with the DAV – have raised more than $15 million for Camp Corral, making it possible for thousands of children to attend this one-of-a-kind retreat.

Golden Corral’s legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of quality, scratch-made dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can choose from over 150 items, including USDA grilled-to-order steaks, pork, seafood, and shrimp, alongside traditional favorites like pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, mac and cheese, fresh salads, and more. In addition to its long-time favorites, Golden Corral regularly introduces new recipes, making it a restaurant destination with something for everyone.

The Military Appreciation Night promotion is valid for service members only, and does not extend to spouses, friends, or other family members. The offer is for dine-in only with no military identification required.

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