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.
Hometown Buffet/Old Country Buffet Recipe
1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
4 beaten eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 3/4 cups heavy cream
2 cups mild Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
Butter a 9 inch glass pie plate or a 9 inch square dish. Thaw and drain the spinach. Beat the eggs well and beat in the salt, pepper and cream. Stir in the spinach and cheese. Pour into dish. Top with 1/4 to 1 cup of the crumbs and sprinkle generously with paprika. Dot the top with 2 tablespoons butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 50 minutes (start checking at 35 minutes). Don't over bake.