Golden Corral® Recognized as Private Company Boards of the Year 2024 Recipient
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Golden Corral® Recognized as Private Company Boards of the Year 2024 Recipient

America’s #1 buffet and grill represents the only restaurant group included in this year’s list of recipients

June 05, 2024 // // RALEIGH, N.C. – The Board of Directors for the popular buffet-style restaurant Golden Corral has been honored with a 2024 Private Company Boards of the Year Award for its excellence in business governance. Out of the seven companies selected, Golden Corral Corporation is the only restaurant group to be recognized.

The award was accepted by Board Chair Easter Maynard at the 2024 Private Company Governance Summit in Washington, D.C.

The award celebrates the accomplishments of an entire board that represents privately owned companies of all sizes and ownership structures. Recipients exhibit best practices in both structure and performance.

“I am humbled and blessed to work with such a caring, dedicated, and qualified group of strategic thinkers,” said Golden Corral President and CEO Lance Trenary. “I nominated our board for their unwavering support and commitment during the most difficult time in our company’s 50-year history. It is an incredible honor to be the only restaurant recipient of this award.”

The Board of Directors for Golden Corral Corporation is made up of seven independent and accomplished individuals who bring a vast amount of diverse experience and viewpoints to every quarterly meeting. 

About Golden Corral

Founded in 1973 and based in Raleigh, N.C., Golden Corral is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain. Golden Corral strives to make pleasurable dining affordable for all families. While its commitment begins each day with preparing delicious food, Golden Corral also believes in providing outstanding hospitality and giving back. Service to others is a hallmark of the Golden Corral brand. In 2023, Golden Corral was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Most Loved Brands” by Yelp. They were also recognized for valuing their customers and providing excellent customer service by Newsweek, “America’s Best Customer Service 2024.” Golden Corral restaurants nationwide have long been strong supporters of the U.S. Military and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Golden Corral is also the founding sponsor of Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, which provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill, or fallen service members. For more information, visit and follow Golden Corral on Facebook, Instagram, and X.

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