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.
SALISBURY STEAK DINNER
Golden Corral Buffet Copycat Recipe
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup crushed crispy buttery crackers
1/2 teaspoon peppered season salt
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 oz.) jar home style beef gravy
2 cups cubed, unpeeled potatoes
In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, crushed crackers, seasoned salt, chili sauce and egg. Mix well. Shape into four 1/2 inch thick patties.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat until hot. Add patties and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until browned on both sides. Drain it necessary.
Add tomatoes, gravy and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the beef is thoroughly cooked, turning the patties and stirring once.