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.
Sweet Potato Casserole
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
Golden Corral Copycat Recipe
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened, divided
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
2 (29 oz.) cans sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, 1/4 cup butter, and the coconut, if desired; mix until crumbly, then set aside.
In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients, including remaining butter; mix well. Spoon into casserole dish and sprinkle evenly with pecan mixture. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.