Buffet chain hits the bulls-eye in new location.
Raleigh, North Carolina-based Golden Corral plans to open a new restaurant on Cobb Parkway. The new restaurant will be situated adjacent to a recently opened Zaxby's in an outparcel of the Target (formerly Richway) in the 2200 block of Cobb Parkway, just north of the upcoming SunTrust Park. The restaurant will be built in place of a long since demolished Bally Total Fitness.
I first heard about this proposed restaurant in 2014, but was told the deal had fallen apart last year. It seems things changed and the restaurant got the green light.
The approximately 11,000 square foot restaurant is slated to break ground in June and could open by late fall.
Golden Corral, with the tagline "Best Buffet in the USA," offers value-oriented, family friendly, buffet style dining. Additionally, the restaurant is very supportive of veterans, with the new location likely opening in time for its annual Veterans' Day/Military Appreciation Day in early November.
Another new Golden Corral opened in an outparcel of North DeKalb Mall in early 2013.
No word yet on whether Atlanta native and Golden Corral spokesperson Jeff Foxworthy will make an appearance at the opening.
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