Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Franchise Review

Franchise Facts

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

How much does a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise cost?

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill has a franchise fee of up to $50,000, with a total initial investment range of $2,120,644 to $6,170,713.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $50,000
  • Total Investment: $2,120,644 to $6,170,713
  • Working Capital: $19,000 to $110,000
  • Royalty Fee: 4%

The initial cost of a franchise includes several fees -- Unlock this franchise to better understand the costs such as training and territory fees.

How much does a Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise make?

Franchise revenue depends on a wide range of factors, as does profit. How much money you can make from any franchise depends on a number of specific factors such as franchise location, labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other factors. Unlock this franchise for franchise-specific data and insight.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 436 franchised Golden Corral Buffet & Grill locations in the USA.

Are there any Golden Corral Buffet & Grill franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2017 FDD data, Golden Corral Buffet & Grill has franchise locations in 41 states. The largest region is the South with 261 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill is graded based on our most recent research.

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill Franchise Stats

Total Investment

$2,120,644 - $6,170,713
Franchise Fee

$50,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
15 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
388
2017
436
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
4.0%
Ad Fees
6.0%
# of Franchised Outlets

364

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 673 hours. This includes 8 hours of classroom training and 665 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 665
Classroom 8
Total 673

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill does NOT offer exclusive territories.

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 details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1986. The average Bar and Grill franchise began franchising in 2007.

Do they offer financing support?

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