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Watch This Before You Ever Eat At Golden Corral Again


Golden Corral is the very definition of a
guilty pleasure, and sometimes, you just need all the comfort food you can eat. Whether you see it as a challenge or as something
to never mention again once you walk out the door, here’s what you should know. Even if you steer clear of Golden Corral’s
cheap starches and questionable pizza and head straight for the meat, you’re still probably
not going to get any real high-quality stuff. Okay, so it’s a budget buffet, and we’re not
really expecting Wagyu beef here, but you still might be surprised to find their proteins
are often served up with a heaping helping of fat. In 2015, intrepid nutritionist Heather Blanchette,
RD, LD ventured into Golden Corral’s nutritional data, and while the chain didn’t provide calories
from fat in their information, she still found some things that were pretty icky. For example, her analysis found a single slice
of Golden Corral’s popular meatloaf is around 45 percent fat. The beef brisket was even worse, coming in
at 63 percent fat. Not surprisingly, you should probably also
skip their prime rib if it’s low-fat meat you’re looking for. Just because you’re heading out to Golden
Corral doesn’t mean you have to opt for foods that are the complete opposite of healthy. Ever thought that owning your own Golden Corral
— and the chocolate fountain that comes with it — might be kind of cool? If you want to open a Golden Corral franchise,
it’ll cost you some serious bucks. Golden Corral estimates the cost to be between
about $2.3 and $6.7 million, and you need a net worth of $2.5 million in order to even
open negotiations, with $500,000 of that in liquid assets. While they throw out a number that includes
average annual sales of $5.3 million, they also add that only applies to the top 20 percent
earners, and, as a footnote, they emphasize in all caps, “THERE IS NO ASSURANCE YOU’LL DO AS WELL. IF YOU RELY UPON OUR FIGURES, YOU MUST ACCEPT
THE RISK OF NOT DOING AS WELL.” Well, that’s one way to get your message across. Golden Corral’s commercials tend to focus
on their big ticket items, showing customers getting some amazing deals on lobster and
digging in to all-you-can eat ribs, sirloin, and smoked brisket. How can they possibly make any money if they
are really encouraging you to fill your face with meat, meat, and more meat? If they were charging $50 a person, then sure,
they wouldn’t go broke, but at $12 a head, how do they do it? “I’ll have some of the yellow. And don’t get cheap on me! Heheh.” Trickery, that’s how, and it’s not just Golden
Corral that does this. Most all-you-can-eat buffets use some sleight-of-hand
and creative layouts to encourage customers to take a lot of the cheap stuff and just
a little of the expensive stuff. The high-end items often tend to be served
in smaller portions, and you may have to wait in line a while for cooked-to-order menu items
like steak. Another trick buffets use is to position heaping
platters of cheap, starchy items such as rice, potatoes, and pasta toward the beginning of
the buffet line, with smaller platters of the pricier specialties being less accessible. They may also play on the mindset that nobody
wants to take the last piece on the plate. Think about it, how many times have you gone
through the buffet line only to find there’s just one piece of fried chicken left on that
platter? Bad luck, coincidence, or a deliberate strategy
where they just don’t refill the dish? Also, take a look at the utensils. Chances are, the scoop for the mashed potatoes
might resemble a small backhoe, while serving tongs for the pork chops may possibly pass
for tweezers. The more you know! Golden Corral has had a certain amount of
legal trouble with the federal government and the Americans with Disabilities Act. First, an explanation: the ADA is meant to
protect employees from discrimination based on their disabilities, and it even requires
employers to provide any reasonable accommodations necessary to allow those disabled employees
to perform their jobs. But nowhere does the ADA say that employers
or managers are permitted to harass and shame employees for their disabilities, or to fire
them for the same. Yet disabled Golden Corral employees have
claimed to have experienced both of these shameful circumstances. One Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
lawsuit against Golden Corral alleged that a dishwasher with high-functioning autism
was repeatedly verbally abused and subjected to unwanted propositions and contact, while
another EEOC lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Golden Corral employee who lost her job
after she was accused of, quote, “being unwilling or unable to control her epilepsy.” In the former instance, Golden Corral was
fined $85,000, while in the second case the payout was $31,000. A restaurant might seem like the last place
someone would be subject to fat shaming, but according to Sueretta Emke, that’s exactly
what happened to her in a Golden Corral in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2019, Emke was kicked out of her local
Golden Corral due to either violating a non-existent dress code, or, as she suspects, daring to
dress sexy while overweight. She was wearing a crop top and shorts, but
had seen people in the same Golden Corral wearing skimpier clothing, so was shocked
when a manager told her she was dressed, quote, “too provocatively” and would have to leave. As she later posted on Facebook, she felt
she’d been called out, quote, “because I’m not thin so it’s not considered sexy.” Golden Corral issued explanations and apologies
and compensated the woman with some gift cards, but she still says she never wants to wear
that crop top again. And no one should ever finish a night out
with that kind of regret. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Mashed videos about your favorite
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100 COMMENTS

  1. Mashed Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    What are your thoughts on all-you-can-eat buffets?

    Reply
  2. Tasha Salmon Posted on October 8, 2019 at 11:14 am

    She said tweezers 🤣🤣🤣

    Reply
  3. Mark Kuehnel Posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Golden Corral is like eating at a Pig Trough

    Reply
  4. Stephen Mitchell Posted on October 8, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Young College SPAM once again putting a negative spin on great food and service! Never need young girl who spends more money on make up and shoes to talk shamed! Just another talking head spinning the fake truth aka another Cheating Crook Hillary worshipping loser..lol! Golden Corral is great place to eat and friendly staff!

    Reply
  5. George Clayton Posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I NEVER eat at a public trough.

    Reply
  6. Duane Cotter Posted on October 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Went once and never again

    Reply
  7. Sam Beast Posted on October 8, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    I'm on my way yum yummy yum yum yum

    Reply
  8. it's just me Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:12 am

    Golden Corral's pot roast.😋😍
    And hushpuppies

    Reply
  9. peter m Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:21 am

    20 years ago I very seriously looked into buying into a Golden franchise. I interviewed Golden owners and was ready to sign on the dotted line. In the end I chickened out.
    I have often wondered throughout the past 20 years if I would be a millionaire today if I didn't opt out.

    Reply
  10. Maxx Maxwell Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:27 am

    "Fat" does NOT promote fat.

    Reply
  11. Ryan R Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Can you millenial flakes just lay off? It's an affordable buffet, we don't have high expectations. Eat your avocado toast and bugger off.

    Reply
  12. Neal Cook Posted on October 9, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Golden Corral give me the s** and heartburn

    Reply
  13. Nick mingie Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Fat is not in-healthy. Too many carbs are!

    Reply
  14. Ian Mackenzie Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:06 am

    To be most nutritious protein needs fat. No problem Golden Corral.

    Reply
  15. Timmy Bennett Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:22 am

    I can't help it. I LOVE it

    Reply
  16. "FSU_SEMINOLES" Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:26 am

    …THE FACT THAT "EVERYBODY" TOUCHES THE "SAME" SERVING UTENSILS IS .." TRAUMATIZING " !!!

    Reply
  17. Lars Larson Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:53 am

    Maple wood, Minnesota Golden coral restaurant, 2013–went into the restroom and there was fecessis in the sink…vomited in the toilet and left, never to return.

    Reply
  18. Samuel Gallezzo Posted on October 9, 2019 at 4:49 am

    You'd be better off letting a dog shit on your plate.

    Reply
  19. A Lopez Posted on October 9, 2019 at 6:14 am

    It's an all you can eat buffet so I'm going to eat all I can. I'm not going to worry about eating healthy. To do that I would have to stay home and cook. I don't do this often. One day is going to kill. Live for a freaking day and eat whatever you want!!!

    Reply
  20. J G Posted on October 9, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I feel like eating at Golden Corral now

    Reply
  21. danspkr Posted on October 9, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    No sources cited! This is propaganda. Baseless claims. How is it possible for a brisket to be 60%+ fat without it being visibly obvious? I don't care for Golden Corral but if you are going to make claims you should back them up with sources! This is a big problem in our society. I'm all for calling out impropriety but there is a right way and a wrong way. This is the wrong way.

    Reply
  22. Dan Van Hoose Posted on October 9, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    All you can eat buffet and crying about not being healthy.what a whiner snowflake.go have a tofu sandwich ya wierdo.

    Reply
  23. Don Embrey Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    So ahhh, you got fired from GC.🤣😂😂

    Reply
  24. Nelson Fernandez Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Perfect , Just made me want to go to golden corral

    Reply
  25. Oscar Birch Posted on October 9, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Don't go there much but when I do I tear the place down let your food digest go back and tear the buffet table down again

    Reply
  26. Rick Mcghee Posted on October 9, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    It used to be a budget every time you go in there the prices have gone up it's okay for lunch and dinner stay away from breakfast everything is always cold

    Reply
  27. Maggie Gamboa Posted on October 9, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    What happened to good old home cooking 👌

    Reply
  28. Damon Range Posted on October 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Let people eat what they want

    Reply
  29. jackmusic500 Posted on October 10, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Wow who gives a fuck. Who paid you to make this video?

    Reply
  30. Sheryle McMullen Posted on October 10, 2019 at 1:47 am

    We love Golden Coral, especially when we get eat with our friends.

    Reply
  31. DJMinor5000 Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:15 am

    The old Hometown Buffet in a neighboring town has been changed to a Golden Corral. I would never go there! Went to Hometown Buffet once, it was a disaster! Lame illegals allowed their asshole kids to run rampant in there. All 200+ club (those over 200 pounds) members jammed the buffet line once the good items were put out, then taking gross amounts of these items to consume in their pig troughs. Dumbass fat pigs and screaming illegal alien kids destroying the place. Nothing but a third-world country eatery..

    Reply
  32. Ce Cee Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:31 am

    Only thing that's news is a fat woman shouldn't wear certain clothes in golden Corral

    Reply
  33. ted kaczynski Posted on October 10, 2019 at 4:58 am

    imagine the complaints mcdonald's must compile.

    Reply
  34. Sister Mary Clements Posted on October 10, 2019 at 6:21 am

    I prefer to get my cancer at McDonald's, thanks anyway 🙂

    Reply
  35. Hokum Doodie Posted on October 10, 2019 at 7:56 am

    The piggy trough!!!

    Reply
  36. R W Posted on October 10, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Bruh. You can eat health at golden corral if you lift heavy

    Reply
  37. Chuck Gates Posted on October 10, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    If im going to a buffet im looking for low fat.

    Reply
  38. kenamaro Posted on October 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    People don’t go there to count calories….they have salads if you want ….it’s a nice treat once in a while…it’s a good value for the money.

    Reply
  39. John Fabio Posted on October 10, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Your voice reminds me of the sixth graders in social studies who not only pasted but now run this country !

    Reply
  40. Gary Williams Posted on October 10, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Missed your point. Go there to eat not count calories or fat grams!

    Reply
  41. Kit snow Posted on October 10, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Burger King has it going on. Delicious whoppers with lots of pickles on it.

    Reply
  42. Tim Eaton Posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:58 am

    Don’t need to as many places like this
    Are disgusting disturbing in many negative ways

    Reply
  43. cold honky Posted on October 11, 2019 at 4:03 am

    I worked there.i pissed in the soup on a regular basis.

    Reply
  44. Nik Tantardini Posted on October 11, 2019 at 4:14 am

    All this just made me want to go to golden corral

    Reply
  45. Warren Buffett Posted on October 11, 2019 at 7:14 am

    I go there to eat crap I thought we all knew that

    Reply
  46. Timo Y Posted on October 11, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Definitely gonna get me some of that yellow.

    Reply
  47. prince is my pitbull Posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    prison food is better than golden corral

    Reply
  48. Fabio Azevedo Posted on October 11, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    It’s a keto diet dream! Since it’s mostly fat in the meat items !! Lol

    Reply
  49. Jae Hawkins Posted on October 11, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    12$ a person uhhh you get what you pay for. 🤷🏾‍♂️

    Reply
  50. Kofi Rey Posted on October 11, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    Golden Corral is very Good to its customers & Veterans hands down. Who is this haten?

    Reply
  51. mark paytes Posted on October 11, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Shut up you social justice SNOWFLAKES!! I'll eat straight fat and potatoes if I like them!! So shut up ass wipes!! Please if your a fat butt don't wear provocative clothing because I can't eat either!!!

    Reply
  52. The MIC - Music Inspiration Channel Posted on October 11, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Fatty Bolger

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  53. Charlene Penn Posted on October 12, 2019 at 12:10 am

    People goes to golden coral to have a nice meal of their choice. Who count calories when going out to eat.

    Reply
  54. Ray Dawson Posted on October 12, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I hear if you go into their kitchen you will never eat there again. Super filthy!

    Reply
  55. dexron Posted on October 12, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Everyone knows fat is what makes the meat taste good

    Reply
  56. Mike Miller Posted on October 12, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Brand new one being built in Lake Charles Louisiana. Can't wait !

    Reply
  57. Wewe Wee Posted on October 13, 2019 at 2:35 am

    It's good to kno about this place I want be eating that food

    Reply
  58. Rose Red Posted on October 13, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Every single time I have been there.. after a visit to the salad bar and make a loaded baked potato.. I'm ready to go home.. I rarely make to the rest of the food.. lol

    Reply
  59. Aaron Weiser Posted on October 13, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I dont think people go there for nutrition

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  60. Housahaulic Records TV Posted on October 13, 2019 at 10:21 am

    No no no . The problem is the germs and how people lick their fingers while they get their food and touch the utensils knowing others are gonna hold the same utensils. The kids run crazy and puts their hands in the food and sometimes puts it back after grabbing it. I see these example multiple times at different locations. I say Golden corral need to have someone monitor the food and set rules on how to get the food. That is the biggest problem. If you don't believe me, before you respond,go to golden Coral and sit near the food ,and just watch everyone. You will not want to eat there again because of the people nasty habits that go unmonitored.

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  61. ed gein Posted on October 13, 2019 at 10:56 am

    The chick from erie is a fat 🐖

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  62. Crystal Davis Posted on October 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    They corral your ass in and then they corral your ass out.

    Reply
  63. D G Posted on October 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    NEWS ALERTS ASSHOLES FAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU FAT. EATING TO MANY FUCKING CALORIES AND NOT EXERCISING DOES DICK SUCKERS. GET YOUR FACTS IN ORDER. GOLDEN CORAL IS MY FUCKING JAM. KISS MY ASS BITCHES.👎🏻👎🏻

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  64. spookyduzit Posted on October 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    This video was bullshit.just someone against the place.

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  65. Caroline 2017 Posted on October 13, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Say NO!!! TO ALL ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETS..
    NASTY!!

    Reply
  66. americanalltheway Redneck Posted on October 13, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Ive eaten at the one in Leesburg florida and it was good miss healthy ass…

    Reply
  67. Number Five Posted on October 13, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Higher fat meats taste better.

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  68. In Real Tyme Posted on October 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Golden Coral is fabulous. Comfort foods, veggie bar, great tasty deserts.

    Reply
  69. senorkaboom Posted on October 14, 2019 at 2:07 am

    We do not have Golden Corral in our town. We have the competitor Home Town Buffet.

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  70. Johny Posted on October 14, 2019 at 7:07 am

    It's an all u can eat buffet. It's not like u eat there every single damn day. The last time I went was years ago literally years. Like 4 years ago.

    Reply
  71. Billy Taylor Posted on October 14, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    matter of fact, I’m at Golden Corral right meow, enjoying my favorite foods while watching this shitty video 😳

    Reply
  72. pissywilly Posted on October 14, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    It's made me want to visit golden coral. Screw this I'm going…

    Reply
  73. Ron Scurti Posted on October 14, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    FAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT SEXY. CASE CLOSED

    Reply
  74. lynn cantrell Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:47 am

    I'll take it for my own taste buds. Golden Corral is yummy I have enjoyed it every since it came to my town

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  75. Beth Reed-Byrd Posted on October 15, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Don't start on my fried chicken that is cooked in bacon fat! Them would be words of war!!!!!

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  76. RICHIE CERV Posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:09 am

    going anyway.

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  77. Stephen Smith Posted on October 15, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Golden Coral is AWESOME! Too bad there's none in SF bay area, but there is one in Tracy. Yum!

    Reply
  78. Indig Ameri, Seminal Indian Posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:36 am

    This is really a paid promotion by Golden Corral

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  79. chadsterradios Posted on October 15, 2019 at 9:38 am

    If your Keto… fatty meats are a boon! And if you watch what your eating you can do well! And as far as the lady that wore a crop top and being over weight! I don’t blame GC, Eating is supposed to be a good experience, who the hell wants to look at sagging fat hanging out while dining out! People need to dress appropriately!

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  80. Mizzy Mirr Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    About time someone exposed Golden Corral

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  81. mohawk 47 Posted on October 15, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Who really cares.

    Reply
  82. MCccc7 Cortes Posted on October 15, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Everything in MODERATION!

    Reply
  83. Dan Dee Posted on October 15, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I will eat there so what

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  84. ShrinkDavid 1982 Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    food there is horrible and it is filfthy.

    Reply
  85. Stimey Mccslimey Posted on October 16, 2019 at 4:59 am

    BITCH PLEASE…Golden Coral is the best 😁😁😁😁

    Reply
  86. Tim Smart Posted on October 16, 2019 at 5:09 am

    I saw roaches coming out of the wall last time i ate there

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  87. Michael Gale Posted on October 16, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I LOVE PRIME RIB AND STEAK!!! SHRIMP ALSO,BUT I WON'T EAT AT GOLDEN CORRAL, THEIR LOBSTER TAIL SUCKED BIG TIME WHEN I ATE THERE YEARS AGO!!!

    Reply
  88. Michael Gale Posted on October 16, 2019 at 6:51 am

    YEAH, I LOVE SIRLOIN STEAK, PRIME RIB AND SHRIMP!!!

    Reply
  89. Notyouraverage everydayblackman Posted on October 16, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I don't care what you say. . . . I'm still a fan of Golden Corral!!!

    Reply
  90. dale vodka a lola Posted on October 16, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Love golden corral!

    Reply
  91. Donna Williams Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:53 am

    If you're a vegetarian eat at Golden coral they got enough rabbit food and good meat and cake ice cream and cookies lots of sugar for you vegetarian!😯😃

    Reply
  92. Squirrel Hill Farm Posted on October 16, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    I love Golden Corral’s Food. I want the fatty and starchy entres- not salads.

    Reply
  93. GREG Torchia Posted on October 16, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    Well the Bourbon Street chicken and the pot roast are bad ass

    Reply
  94. Mr L wiseman Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    If ppl really knew what goes on at restaurants, trust me, not even the hungriest ppl on this earth would dine out. Putting your trust in others to handle your food, is never a good idea, there's alot of sick, Nasty ppl out there. Best to just make your own food.

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  95. jorge rio Posted on October 16, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    shut the hell up … Trump 2020

    Reply
  96. 47 Posted on October 17, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Just read the buffet horror stories Reddit vid…nuff 2 turn you off!

    Reply
  97. Jeremy Marsh Posted on October 17, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Golden Corral isn't the problem, it is the people that patron the restaurant. Kids stick their hands in the food, parents don't get on them for doing it. You have to go wash your hands after you touch all the utensils everybody else touched before you can eat your food.

    Reply
  98. tim sering Posted on October 17, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    big deal….the fat is what gives it taste….that's why McDonald's is nothing but puke food…

    Reply
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