Golden Corral Salutes Our Nation’s Heroes with 22nd Annual Military Appreciation Night

Golden Corral Salutes Our Nation's Heroes with 22nd Annual Military Appreciation Night

America’s #1 buffet and grill to raise funds and offer free dinner for veterans and active-duty personnel for Veterans Day

Golden Corral Salutes Our Nation's Heroes with 22nd Annual Military Appreciation NightRaleigh, NC  (  Golden Corral is proud to honor our nation’s heroes with a complimentary “thank you” meal on Monday, Nov. 14, in recognition of Veterans Day.

Now in its 22nd year, America’s #1 buffet and grill is inviting all U.S. service members, retired military and veterans of each branch of service to enjoy a free dinner buffet and beverage at their nearest Golden Corral from 5 p.m. to close.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve the true American heroes who selflessly defend our country and protect our freedoms,” said Lance Trenary, president and chief executive officer of Golden Corral. “Military Appreciation Night is one of our most cherished traditions that we look forward to every year. While it pales in comparison to what they do for us, a free meal is our way of showing our appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice.”

Golden Corral restaurants will also be raising funds through guest contributions for Disabled American Veterans, a nonprofit organization that provides lifetime support for veterans of all generations and their families. Founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, the DAV is composed of more than 1 million members dedicated to keeping America’s promise to veterans. To learn more about the DAV, visit

The Military Appreciation Night offer is available at all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide for dine-in only, and it is not applicable for spouses or family members. A military identification is not required to receive the complimentary meal.

A tradition for more than two decades, Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Night has served six million free meals to military personnel and generated nearly $18 million in guest contributions to support community-based service initiatives for veterans through DAV.

Golden Corral’s legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of quality, made-from-scratch food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can choose from over 100 items, including USDA grilled-to-order steaks, pork, seafood and shrimp alongside traditional favorites like pot roast, fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, fresh salads and more. Golden Corral is a restaurant with something for everyone, where guests can come together to eat as they please.

About Golden Corral

Founded in 1973 and based in Raleigh, N.C., Golden Corral is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain. Golden Corral strives to make pleasurable dining affordable for all families. While its commitment begins each day with preparing delicious food, Golden Corral also believes in providing outstanding hospitality and giving back. Service to others is a hallmark of the Golden Corral brand. Golden Corral restaurants nationwide have long been strong supporters of the U.S. Military and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Golden Corral is also the founding sponsor of Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, which provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen service members. For more information, visit and follow Golden Corral on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About DAV

DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at

Mario Zavala