Golden Corral


Golden Corral dominates the Top 100 buffet segment by virtue of its unit base, which is greater than the combined clout of its four closest rivals — Ryan’s, HomeTown, Old Country and Sweet Tomatoes, and estimated sales per unit that are 35 percent to 75 percent higher than those of its competitors. About 80 percent of the Investors Management Corp.-owned chain is operated by franchisees, while rivals have few or no franchised stores.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Buffet

Headquarters: Raleigh, N.C.

CEO: Ted Fowler

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $1.79 billion (U.S., FY 2013)

Total Units: 501
(U.S., FY 2013)

Sales Per Unit: $3.63 million (Estimated, FY 2013)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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