Citizen-Times Answerman: Golden Corral on track to open in Asheville


From the Asheville Citizen-TimesJohn Boyle aka Answerman:

Dave Gronewoller of GCPartners Inc., out of Winston-Salem, said he could not give a specific location, but his company has found a spot in Asheville for a Golden Corral.

“We do have a location, and we’re real close to having the deal done,” he said. “It is in the city limits. We’ve got a building to demolish.”

If all goes smoothly, Gronewoller expects to have the restaurant up and running by next spring or summer.

When open, the Golden Corral will employ 120-140 people. It will be the first Golden Corral in this market, Gronewoller said.



Word on the street: Golden Corral coming to Kmart shopping center off Patton Ave. in West Asheville August 8, 2013 - 3:20 pm

[…] Word on the street is that a new Golden Corral will be located on the spot where an old tire center now sits next to the Kmart shopping center off of Patton Avenue in West Asheville. This isn’t confirmed yet, but it’s no secret Golden Corral has been looking for a spot in Ashvegas for awhile. This is what a restaurant spokesman told the Asheville Citizen-Times last month: […]

Jason July 12, 2013 - 8:51 am

I don’t care what you people say, they’re chocolate waterfall is the best! I love me some water downed Hershey syrup that some kid has been sticking his hands in. I also enjoy horse meat cooked medium rare with cheeze wiz on top.

Golden Corral will do great in Asheville. We have a bunch of fat people that are upset since Ryan’s closed on Patton.

Hal July 9, 2013 - 12:33 pm
Doug S. July 9, 2013 - 8:39 am
kris jonson July 8, 2013 - 4:38 pm

120-140 people??!! Is each one going to work 2 hour shifts? Maybe they will have dozens of dumpster buffets open. Gotta let dem flies do their work on dem ribs.

Hal July 8, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Oh boy! Everyone line-up for those minimum wage, benefit-free jobs.
I’m sure the location will be on Tunnel Rd, close to Pet Supermarket, in case they run out of dog food

ronfrankl July 8, 2013 - 2:10 pm

“It will be the first Golden Corral in this market, Gronewoller said.”

Unless you count the one in Hendersonville, which I guess he doesn’t.

weavervilleman July 8, 2013 - 6:53 pm

or the one in boone

localforeel July 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Going in at the old Rib Shack on Tunnel Rd I bet….From one dump to another!

Nate July 8, 2013 - 1:04 pm

a) Golden Corral is not a steak house. It does not matter how much steak they serve, they are a fast casual buffet restaurant, not a steak house.

b) How does one restaurant employ 120-140 people? Will they have *no* full-time employees?

Yeppers July 8, 2013 - 8:55 pm

Maybe they mean in one year, factoring in the turnover rate : /

SuckItMcGee July 8, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Please let this open in the S&W building, only so I can watch the Asheville online community explode.

Dusty July 8, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Ha! Indeed.

Ron July 8, 2013 - 11:44 am

Perfect timing on this viral video:
“You’ll never eat at Golden Corral again after watching this”

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