Watch This Before You Ever Eat At Golden Corral Again

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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  1. They give me a free meal every year, so they're OK in my book. Also, yeah, fats aren't the danger to our health. The sugar and refined carbs are the culprit.

  2. Golden Corral is a guilty pleasure. We go there 3 to 4 times a year so the tricks they use or that they don't have the highest quality meats doesn't really concern us. We do go to "stuff our faces".

  3. If you want to make sure you're eating healthy keep your ass at home and eat.if you go to an all you can eat buffet you dont want healthy you're looking to to eat as much as you can for God sakes.

  4. Don't ever have a slip-and-fall there while kids are running around spilling their Cokes, they will not take care of you. Yuck yuck yuck

  5. I remember that one Asian buffet that my friends and I frequent always gives us one lobster coupon. That is, we only get one lobster tail per coupon. Since we only get one coupon each, we're most likely to eat only one lobster tail.

  6. I was watching a youtuber in Arizona eating there and while filming a roach came out! I would of called the manager and left but they continues to eat there! ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ

  7. There are germs everywhere baby, Mcdonalds, Jack in the box etc.etc.. If you want clean food, eat at home and even there your wife might have scratched her pussy before handing you a taco. Or perhaps your husband jacked off before fixing you a burrito. Or maybe little johnny scratched his anus, smelled his finger then opened the refrigerator door. There is shit everywhere baby..

  8. Honey eat & enjoy..or starve & die without enjoying anything…because, someone will make a video 50 states u don't wont to move too, or dont eat here bcuz….Honey bless ur food eat enjoy, if u dont like it dont go back….but every where something wrong with anything….๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

  9. Wild guess, Golden Corral hurting your business….Do next best thing trash them …….Food wars has been going on for a long time…. You wanna compete, give better better prices … For $ 14.00 TO $30.00 dollars out….I get a 6oz -16oz steak with 2 little sides at some places….. A Family of 5 can go eat at Golden Corral and chose food for your liking $65.00 plus tip… McDonald's is around $50.00….

  10. In my opinion, the video does not show filthy kitchen, dirty unwashed vegetables,
    Plates with stains. We just have to be smart to walk through all the aisles to pick
    healthy, more expensive, and more nutritious food, Do not stuff yourself with junk food
    before you get full and without any room for goodies

  11. I like meat that has a lot of fat to it I use it at home that way to when I eat at home I boil what the old people like outside me or pork back which is really fatty and I like to eat that everybody doesn't eat healthy I like my food to taste good that's why I don't

  12. This is America people alot of the food here is not so healthy whatโ€™s the difference between eating here or McDonaldโ€™s or some other fast food chain? Nothing…so on that note this will not change me from eating here as long as I feel itโ€™s clean and donโ€™t see anything disgusting Iโ€™m not going stop eating there just saying ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  13. Good story there was an issue with a breast finding African American female reported by Detroit local news in regard to the Westland mi Golden corral. There is a YouTube video about the incident that happened last Thursday

  14. It all depend's on what you order to eat & how much you eat, nothing wrong w/ the food they have fruit's & vegetable's they have salad it's not all sugar, fat & unhealthy crap! Nobody said to go there 7 day's a week what the hell!

  15. Most are $18-$21.99 for an adult. Maybe $12 for a child. Iโ€™ve been to some awesome ones and some that were nasty. Usually new vs old building. Itโ€™s not bad but man…they can get packed.

  16. Ever wondered why the word 'corral' is in the name? One only has to understand the use of a corral and you get the big picture.

  17. @ 4:50 Sorreta knew damn well she shouldn't have put on a crop top and little shorts to wear to work. Attention seeker to the highest degree.

  18. GOLDEN CORRAL: thanks mashed for this wonderful publicity and advertising our food items… Hey thanks again ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  19. Okay all they high-end buffets are out of business.Im still loyal to them.stop trying to put a USA REST.out of business,and put people on the unemployment line.

  20. I really don't care what people say about Golden Corral,I still enjoy the food and the people!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”

  21. If you have 2 thoughts in your head – 1: I'm hangry and need to go to Golden Corral and 2: I desperately want to be sexy by wearing clothes that are too small for my big-boned body — well unlike your buffet style of eating, you should pick one or the other – NOT both. Go be sexy at home. You don't have the right to make me wanna puke up my $12 worth.

  22. This "hit piece" leads me to believe that someone paid big but for it….it is pure "poo poo"….you couldnโ€™t find a cleaner,better quality chain if you tried. In order to "snuff." Golden Corral, the report resorts to using some "here say" about some fat chick who got fired…WHAT?…Tell me about the food quality, not some bimbo who got fired for being a slob.

  23. I enjoyed eating at Ryans buffet, and Hometown Buffet, but sad to see those places closed. I've been going to Golden Corral for years, I never had a problem, being a older, mature person has some benefits. I always go before 4 pm, I should be working out in the gym more, so I won't feel bad about eating at the buffet. 11:37 am, CST, wednesday, 8-7-2019.

  24. The golden corral that I work at here in Kentucky, I would advise people to stay away from. We keep food overnight and sometimes for two nights and make new stuff out of it and serve it but pay is good.

  25. How do people still believe dietary fat is unhealthy!? This is speculation from the early 90's. It's simply not true.

  26. Oh no how horrible. It's those damn Republicans again. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  27. I just wonder what the place was that they took the video in had to be in a casino I've never seen one that clean I went in The one in Green Bay and it was within a half an hour of them opening the floor was disgusting food all over the floor tables with trays and dishes piled on top of them The place looked like it hadn't been cleaned from the night before it was all great disgusting like one person commented a pluged toilet

  28. Ok look Golden Corral is something we all love and crave for. But everything in this video is irrelevant to the title. The only thing I can complain about eating at any buffet is the sanitation. Imagine someone eating fried chicken and licking their fingers and they come back and pick up those tongs. Now youโ€™re next in line and you pick up those same tongs and you sit down and start eating with your hands.

  29. Golden corral is full of shit. I formerly worked as a cook and butcher. They laid few of us workers off for 1 month and hired new people. The one I worked for in horn lake ms was roach infested. The manager didn't know what he was doing and i was later fired when I asked when I could start back working. I will never work for that business again

  30. Well it seems the video talked more about the legal issues then the food

    It does not matter what people eat or health related intakes people go there and Iโ€™m sure they know itโ€™s not the healthiest of foods but itโ€™s affordable and taste good that is the only importance as a consumer

    Now the legal issues badgering the disabled yes I would stop going there for that reason
    Every worker regardless of age, gender , religious background, race, and physical and mental disabilities should all be treated with respect through all geographic environments

  31. You know I like Golden Corral because of the fat it's so delicious I do you love Golden Corral I think you are a mental piece of bowel movement and stupid. It's wholesome good delicious Farm food

  32. All meat has fat, if you want hi quality food, then don't eat there, what a stupid, snooty video. Bunch of uppity lowlife liberals.

  33. As far as "fatso", I do not want to have to see a lazy nasty slob that looks like a vacuum hose if I'm trying to eat!

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