Am sure just like most franchises that the GC restaurants vary very much by location and management.
GC Corporate Headquarters is in the city I live in and their flagship restaurant 1 mile from there is great! Lots of the employees eat there, and it's of the highest standard. In fact, dh & I plan to eat lunch there tomorrow.
What the one in your area is like - I cannot say, but the only way you'll know is to give them a try! The best of luck!
Paint people with broad brushes much?? You must have tried them, so guess this was a description of yourself also at that visit??
There is good management, and there is bad management and that goes for all franchises.
I’m sorry I’m not a one to go eat at a buffet all the time. OP asked for opinions on Golden Corral and I gave mine from the ones I visited in my state. Disgusting- from the people who were seen reusing plates and sampling things with bare hands. Not hard to see or ignore. Not hard to see a kid drop a spoon and put back in buffet serving dish for some poor person to use- while mom and dad sat stuffing faces.
I told what I saw at mine- and I haven’t been back. I could have said the Walmart crowd in pajamas stuffing their faces