Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Franchise Review

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Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is analyzed based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Info

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is a family-oriented steakhouse and buffet style restaurant.

What is the upfront requirements to own an Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise?

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill has a franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a overall upfront investment range from $3,453,379 to $7,037,915.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $3,453,379 to $7,037,915
  • Working Capital: $19,000 to $110,000
  • Royalty Fee: 4.0%

The upfront purchase price of any franchise opportunity includes many fees. Check out this franchise opportunity to better understand the initial costs required to buy an Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, such as franchise fees, leasehold improvement costs, pre-opening advertising, and technology fees. It should be noted that, franchisors must to provide you with details about all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay.

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How much does an Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchisee make?

As with any new franchised business, the franchise owner's salary and the revenue from a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill business depends on many factors. One way to confirm the potential revenues or profits earned from a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their FDD. Typically, profits and owner's salary are equitable to the size of the investment and number of locations you own. Demand for your products, the labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other variables also play a large role in your bottom line and your personal salary

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How many franchise locations does Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise system have?

As of the 2021 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 412 franchised Golden Corral Buffet & Grill locations throughout the USA.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise opportunities in my area?

Based on 2021 FDD data, Golden Corral Buffet & Grill has franchise locations in 40 states. There may be no locations in several states as each franchise plans their growth strategy differently. Certain states also require franchise companies to register their franchise opportunity and file their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) with state examiners prior to awarding franchise opportunities to residents in that state. These registration states have examiners review a franchise company's FDD to confirm it satisfies state regulatory requirements. In addition to registration states, additional states have enacted supplemental franchise or business opportunity laws that require franchise companies to file their franchise within the state. In most instances the filing is simply a notice with the state. Unlike franchise registration states, the franchise filing states do not review the FDD.


Based on our research Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is expanding into new markets and might be available near you. While planning your franchise purchase, you always need to be considering what is a good location for my business. Review the potential customer base to assess that your city has a need or customers for this franchise. Even the most popular franchises have states that they are not successful in. The reasons why a specific franchised location can fail are plentiful. You need to analyze not only the franchised business itself, but review locations where you believe it has a more profitable opportunity.

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Last Reviewed: 2021

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Franchise INFORMATION

Total Investment
$3,453,379 - $7,037,915
Franchise Fee
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
15 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
Ongoing fees
ad fees
# of franchised outlets


Does this opportunity provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 763.50 hours. This includes 41.50 hours of classroom training, 722 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 722
Classroom 41.50
Total 763.50

Does this opportunity offer Territory Rights?

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes, Golden Corral Buffet & Grill offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.

How long ago did Golden Corral Buffet & Grill begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1986. The average Bar and Grill franchise began franchising in 2010.

Do they offer lending options?

No, but you can click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.

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