Golden Corral Statistics and Facts for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Golden Corral statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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Golden Corral Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Golden Corral.

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1973
  • Headquarters: Raleigh, NC
  • Founder(s): James Maynard and William Carl
  • Current Chief Executive: Lance Trenary

Golden Corral Statistics restaurant count and Facts 2023Golden Corral is an American restaurant chain that operates over 500 locations in 41 states in the United States. The chain is known for its buffet-style dining, which offers a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, fried chicken, vegetables, salads, and desserts.

Golden Corral was founded in 1973 by James Maynard and William F. Carl in Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA. The first location was a small, 175-seat restaurant that offered a steak dinner for $2.99. Over time, the company expanded its menu and started offering a buffet-style dining experience, which proved to be popular among customers.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Golden Corral continued to expand its operations, opening new locations throughout the United States. Today, the company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is one of the largest buffet-style restaurant chains in the United States. Golden Corral employs over 9,000 people and is known for its affordable prices and family-friendly atmosphere.

Golden Corral Restaurant Count

Number of Golden Corral restaurants:

500 restaurants (2019)

Golden Corral Employee Count

Nothing just yet. Be sure to check back soon as we update all company stats if/when they are released publicly.

Golden Corral Revenue Totals

Nothing just yet. Be sure to check back soon as we update all company stats if/when they are released publicly.

Additional Golden Corral Statistics

Number of countries Golden Corral has restaurants in:

42 states

Last updated 9/2/19

Number of items in a Golden Corral buffet:

150 items

Last updated 9/2/19

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Golden Corral statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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