Having started with one small steakhouse, Golden Corral Corporation has grown into one of the nation's strongest family restaurant chains. The ability to adapt to changing tastes allowed Golden Corral to continue growing during the 1980s and 1990s as changes in eating habits and increased competition brought drastic change to the family steakhouse business. Success continued in the 2000s as well--by 2003 the company operated and franchised 467 restaurants throughout the United States, serving 167.5 million guests that year.
Golden Corral Copycat Recipe
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cup cold water(or milk)
1 (4 oz) size package instant vanilla pudding
2 cups Cool Whip
box vanilla wafers
3 bananas, sliced
Mix sweetened condensed milk with water. Add pudding mix and beat well. Chill in refrigerator for 5 minutes. Fold in thawed Cool Whip. Spoon 1 cup of pudding in bottom of serving dish. Top with 1/3 of each of the bananas, wafers and pudding. Repeat layering twice, ending with pudding. Top with vanilla wafers. Chill thoroughly and keep refrigerated.