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
2 lbs beef roast
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
1 large onion, quartered and pulled apart
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 (1 1/2 oz.) envelope dry vegetable soup mix
Place roast into crockpot and surround with vegetables. Combine beef broth and vegetable soup mix, then add to crockpot. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.