Golden Corral Franchisee Opens New Charlotte Location

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Tue Feb 23 2010

Billy Sewell, president and CEO of Platinum Corral, a multi-unit franchise operator of Golden Corral Grill/Buffet Restaurants, has announced the opening of a new Golden Corral Buffet and Grill located at 7701 N. Tryon St. in Charlotte, N.C. The restaurant offers traditional Golden Corral stations and buffets, including the bakery, hot meat options, salad bar, fresh vegetables, pizza, pasta and custom carved meats, as well as new features such as a full-service bread station with six types of bread, a self-service beverage station where guests can choose bottle or fountain beverages upon entry, and action-themed cooking where foods are prepared in view of the guest. The restaurant offers a wide selection of foods, including Asian-themed cooking; seafood such as whitefish, shrimp and tilapia; mesquite, hickory and barbeque meats; custom cook stations; desserts such as cakes, pies, cookies and self-serve ice cream; and traditional favorites. It will also offer a full-service breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"I am pleased to open a Golden Corral Grill/Buffet in Charlotte," said Sewell. "This is an area that has shown excellent growth recently, and we are positioned in a great location with the new Wal-Mart and the IKEA nearby."

- The new location seats 450 customers.

Established in 1996 by owner Billy Sewell, Platinum Corral, based in Jacksonville, owns and manages 25 Golden Corral franchises throughout North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Ohio, with locations including Asheboro, Charlotte, Concord, Hickory, Wilmington, Burlington, Jacksonville, Reidsville, Lexington, Wake Forest and four locations in the Triangle. The company has been recognized as one of the Triangle’s top 50 privately held companies and institutions in the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists. Sewell’s family has been involved with Golden Corral since his father became a founding investor when the business first began. A graduate of Campbell University, Sewell worked as a manager trainee and rose through the management ranks. By 1996, he owned two Golden Corral restaurants, one in Burlington, N.C. and the other in Hickory, N.C. Golden Corral restaurants, located nationwide, feature steaks, buffet, and bakery at every location, each offering the highest quality food at reasonable prices in a clean, friendly atmosphere, thereby fulfilling their mission to "make pleasurable dining affordable."

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