Golden-CorralFrom the Asheville Citizen-Times John Boyle aka The Answer Man:

Golden Corral is indeed coming to Asheville, but not to the old Ryan’s.

“We’re still negotiating on a site, but it’s not a Ryan’s location,” said Dave Gronewoller, the Golden Corral franchisee for the Carolinas and southern Florida. “We hope to have it open by the end of the year, if we can get it up and running that quick.”

Gronewoller said he could not divulge the location but that it would be in the city of Asheville. They plan to build a 12,500-square-foot restaurant that would employ between 150 and 170 workers.

“We’ve been working on finding a place in Asheville for six years,” Gronewoller said. “The biggest problem is finding enough land to develop. And we wanted to make sure we were in just the right spot.”


  1. I love love Golden Corral. I’ll be a frequent customer if they come to Asheville. Great food for an amazing price. Hurry up Golden Corral, can’t wait

  2. From USA TODAY

    Golden Corral accused of unsanitary practices

    Video and photos online show food near dumpsters, a kitchen overflowing with garbage.

  3. Can’t wait to stick my face under the Chocolate Fountain.

  4. Great. A complete shit restaurant is opening up.

  5. Really, Golden Corral counts as a “steakhouse”?

  6. Awesome. I’m gonna schedule my lobotomy for the day of the grand opening!

  7. golden corral is gross….

  8. Word is its coming to Weaverville.

    • weavervilleman says:

      that rumor has been going around since Walmart and Northridge Commons came to town, its NOT coming to Weaverville..

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