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.
Country Minestrone Soup
COUNTRY MINESTRONE SOUP
Golden Corral Copycat Recipe
1 lb. hot Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup water
2 (14 1/2 oz.) cans beef broth
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 cup uncooked small shell pasta
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick spray. Add the sausage and cook over medium high heat until browned. Drain. Add the carrots, onions and celery. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients except the pasta and mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Add the pasta then return to a boil. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.