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Golden Corral® Signs Multi-Unit Agreement to Expand in the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Area

America’s #1 Buffet Brand to Bring Exceptional Value to Even More Residents of Florida’s Western Shores

June 18, 2024 // // TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Golden Corral, the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat buffet chain, announced today that it will continue to expand its presence in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. Known for offering unbeatable value, a family-friendly atmosphere, and exceptional hospitality, Golden Corral has signed an Area Development Agreement with existing franchise owner Britt Guyer to open two new locations in the Clearwater-Largo and St. Petersburg markets.

“I’ve been a part of the Golden Corral franchise system for over a decade now, and I can attest to the passion and potential behind their proven business model. After seeing the incredible turnout for the opening of my restaurant in Tampa last year, I decided to fill the demand for value with two additional locations,” said Guyer. “I am looking forward to creating fond memories for our guests, whether they are residents of the Sunshine City or just passing through.”

Guyer currently owns and operates two Golden Corral restaurants in Florida: one in Winter Haven and one in downtown Tampa. Prior to opening his first Golden Corral in 2013, he worked for fifteen years in the International Motorsports Association on various marketing and public relations initiatives. Guyer’s experience in the restaurant industry also includes the ownership of Que Pasa, a Mexican restaurant in St. Petersburg.

“Britt’s commitment to his people and to making dining enjoyable yet affordable has been key to his success at Golden Corral. As he grows his franchise footprint in the Tampa Bay area, I am confident that he will be able to provide our guests with outstanding service and value,” said Lance Trenary, President and CEO of Golden Corral Corporation. “His high-performing Tampa location opened less than a year ago, and I am excited to see Britt and his talented team continue that momentum.”

Golden Corral has been serving guests since 1973 and has been offering an attractive franchise opportunity since 1986. The brand has grown to be the largest all-you-can-eat national buffet chain and saw average FY2023 sales of $6.4 million for the Top 20% of 11-M restaurants (restaurants with an average size of 9k-12k sq ft)*. For entrepreneurs looking for a proven, family-oriented restaurant model offering a value-oriented dining option, Golden Corral is not just a business opportunity – it’s a way of life. Ideal franchise candidates have previous restaurant operations experience, individually or with a partner, and a strong business acumen. At Golden Corral, you are never alone, as the team is there to provide you with proven systems and operations support to help you be successful and grow your business.

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*See Golden Corral’s April 29,2024 Franchise Disclosure Document Table 3 for more information.

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 that 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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