Golden Corral overview

Platinum Corral, LLC is a multi-unit franchise operator of Golden Corral Buffet-Grill restaurants. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
The staff at Golden Corral come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 50.0% female and 38.6% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Golden Corral notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Republican Party, at 89.5%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Golden Corral tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 1.8 years. The average employee at Golden Corral makes $24,624 per year. In comparison, some of its highest paying competitors, like Friendly's, Ruby Tuesday, and Texas Roadhouse, pay $32,872, $28,962, and $28,958, respectively.
A large hospitality company with 1,500 employees and an annual revenue of $59.7M, Golden Corral is headquartered in North Carolina.

The Organization’s Mission

To make pleasurable dining affordable.

Perks of Working at Golden Corral

Recognized nationally for their efforts in employee recognition and retention they have been the recipient of the "People and Performance Award" through the Nations Restaurant News. All their employees are well taken care of.


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The team at Golden Corral

Key People
  • Billy Sewell (Owner)
The Inside Scoop
Platinum Corral was founded in 1996 as a multi-unit franchise operator of Golden Corral Buffet-Grill restaurants. We have become one of the largest, most progressive and fastest growing operations in the system with units in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
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The Culture At Golden Corral

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Our commitment to valuing diversity helps create an environment where everyone can be successful.
Come be a part of our team while contributing to our vision "To be the leader in family dining by making pleasurable dining affordable to every guest, at every restaurant, every day."

Golden Corral Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

The people I work for and with. I also love interacting with the customers. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Food can be messy and a pain In the rear sometimes. Show More

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If I showup with someone who pays, what's to stop me from getting a plate and eating whatever I want as if I payed for the buffett too? I mean the only person who knows I didn't pay is busy in the front not even facing me. I could/would sit in a corner away from you. I might even ask for a glass of water or buy a drink just to throw any server/waiter off. Second question: What is the kitchen like? Is everything cooked with good, fresh ingrediants? If you had to cook in a chain restaurant would Golden Corral be it? Last question: Tell me those rolls are not the greatest god damned rolls in the entire history of greatest god damned rolls.

We write the number of people paid for on the receipt, and your server checks it. If they see you eating and they know only one person was paid for they'll tell a manager. The kitchen sounds like a terrible place, people are mean, and it's hot in there all the time, but I'd work in there if I had to. It doesn't seem that hard so yes I'd work in there. The rolls are pretty *** amazing. The butter goes well with it too.
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Reddit UserMarch 2010
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I love Golden Corral. Are you a specified worker? Like, somebody who's grilling steaks, or works in the bakery area? Or are you just a general employee?

I work on the Line, so I fill drinks, collect money, greet, and seat people.
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What's the worst thing a customer can do? What is the worst thing a customer has ever done in your restaurant.

The worst thing anyone can do is just be absolutely rude for no reason. What really makes me mad is when they kind of through the money at the counter instead of handing it to me. Worst thing I've ever seen is just how they treat the restrooms, what happens to civility when people are behind a stall door?
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Golden Corral Rankings

Golden Corral is ranked #26 on the Best Hospitality Companies to Work For in North Carolina list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Golden Corral Salaries

How much does Golden Corral pay?
The national average salary for a Golden Corral employee in the United States is $24,624 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $44,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $13,000 per year.
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Golden Corral Salaries By Job Title

While Golden Corral employees earn an average yearly salary of $24,624, different roles can command different wages. The higher paying positions at Golden Corral include Crew Leader, Kitchen Manager, Shift Leader, and Assistant Manager. A worker with the title Crew Leader salary at Golden Corral can earn an average yearly salary of $43,319. Some of the other roles at Golden Corral are Waitress and Meat Cutter. A worker with the title Waitress at Golden Corral earns an average salary of $20,566 per year.

Golden Corral careers

On average, employees at Golden Corral stay with the company for 1.8 years. Employees most commonly join Golden Corral after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Golden Corral, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

Average Length of Employment
Denny's2.0 years

Golden Corral

1.8 years
IHOP1.7 years
Top Employers Before Golden Corral
Walmart13.8 %
Wendy's6.5 %
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Top Employers After Golden Corral
Walmart21.5 %
IHOP4.5 %
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Golden Corral Competitors

Competitors of Golden Corral include Friendly's, Ruby Tuesday, and Texas Roadhouse. Employees at Friendly's earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $32,872. The employees at Ruby Tuesday earn an average yearly salary of $28,962 per year, and the salaries at Texas Roadhouse average $28,958 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Corral

When was Golden Corral founded?

Golden Corral was founded in 1996.

How many Employees does Golden Corral have?

Golden Corral has 1,500 employees.

How much money does Golden Corral make?

Golden Corral generates $59.7M in revenue.

What industry is Golden Corral in?

Golden Corral is in the hotels, restaurants & leisure industry.

What is Golden Corral's mission?

Golden Corral's mission statement is "To make pleasurable dining affordable."

What type of company is Golden Corral?

Golden Corral is a private company.

Who are Golden Corral's competitors?

Golden Corral competitors include IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebee's, International Dairy Queen, Subway, Steak 'n Shake, Boston Market, Ruby Tuesday, Wendy's, Texas Roadhouse, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Red Lobster, Friendly's, Red Robin, Dunkin' Donuts Northeast Distribution Center, KFC Enterprises, Burger King, Shoney's.

Who works at Golden Corral?

Billy Sewell (Owner)

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