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 (4-5 lb) turkey breast, skin on
2 tablespoons melted butter
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock or turkey stock for basting
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place the turkey breast on a rack in a roasting pan. Brush turkey with the melted butter, then season generously with Kosher salt and black pepper. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour, basting twice with stock, once after about 15 minutes and again about 15 minutes later.
When thermometer reads 155 degrees, remove the turkey from the oven. Cover loosely with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.