Some locations, however, are shifting to a family-style table-service model. The company said it expects to reopen its th location with a modified service model Saturday. Buffet concepts in particular face major challenges as states gradually allow dining rooms to reopen to customers. Federal guidelines suggest that self-service options not be reopened, and most states have followed those guidelines. That means at least a temporary end to self-service beverage stations and salad bars. Yet the changes are far more challenging for buffet concepts that were developed with the idea that customers serve themselves from a seemingly endless supply of food options. The changes are forcing some buffet companies to answer some tough questions. Already, one company has said it would opt not to reopen at all: Garden Fresh Restaurants, owner of salad bar concepts Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes , filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Most other buffet chains are at least making a go of it in some format, however.
Golden Corral is an American restaurant chain which offers an all-you-can-eat buffet and grill. It is a privately held company headquartered in the U. In , James Maynard and William F. Carl conceived the idea that became Golden Corral after several unsuccessful attempts to acquire a franchise with other companies. The company has since expanded to nearly locations across the United States ; about of them are company-owned. The others are franchised stores. The company had more than restaurants by That year, they decided to begin franchising by licensing 55 distressed restaurants to their most successful general managers.
Welcome to Golden Corral Franchising
We have developed new service models to comply with variations in state and local guidelines. The safety and well-being of our co-workers, guests, and communities are always our top priority. We operate in compliance with all national, state and local health ordinances and are following guidelines from the FDA. Beginning in January, we issued guidance to all of our restaurants to begin preventive measures against the coronavirus. We will continue to monitor and respond to new information and guidelines as they become available. View our Enhanced Sanitation Measures. From our home-style menu favorites to signature sirloin steaks to seasonal promotion specials, there are always new menu items to explore. Lunch and dinner includes our all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar, signature yeast rolls, and homemade desserts, along with soft-serve ice cream and our famous carrot cake. Our great value for a good price makes Golden Corral a favorite family restaurant among adults and kids alike.
During the temporary closure, Golden Corral remodeled the indoor restaurant and got rid of its buffet , installing carpeting throughout the dining room, adding a large fireplace to create more ambiance. Come Wednesday, Joliet's Golden Corral will not be shutdown again, its manager assured Patch despite the governor's order requiring all indoor restaurants and bars in Will and Kankakee Counties to temporarily to stop serving indoor guests because of a spike in coronavirus cases. Manager Alina Bosze was confident that Golden Corral would have a large tent erected so it can adjust and offer outdoor dining to guests for the rest of this week and beyond. She said Joliet's Golden Corral will stay open 10 a. Tuesday through Friday and 8 a. Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast being available on the weekends from 8 to 11 a. We'll start with Still, this week's coronavirus news from the governor's office is not a net positive for Golden Corral or other nearby sit-down restaurants including the Al's Steakhouse, which is right across the street from Golden Corral. The owners of Al's Steakhouse told Joliet Patch during a separate Tuesday afternoon interview that they have had zero coronavirus cases at their dine-in restaurant. As for the national restaurant chain, Golden Corral had been rebounding nicely since it reopened July 1, its manager said.