RALEIGH, N.C. – Golden Corral is bringing slow-smoked meats to its chain of buffet-grill restaurants in an effort to capitalize on the growing popularity of, and demand for, smoked meats and bold flavors. The company announced the launch of a new Smokehouse menu featuring pork, chicken, ribs, turkey and brisket along with a variety of barbecue sauces.

The meats will be smoked on site at Golden Corral restaurants, which represents a major investment in infrastructure to support the addition of smoked meats to the Golden Corral menu. The company first tested the menu items in Dayton, Ohio, in 2015 and again in three additional markets this year.

“Golden Corral constantly strives to give our guests the most flavorful items as possible,” said Lance Trenary, president and CEO of Golden Corral. “The addition of our new Smokehouse menu provides our guests with a wide selection of smoked meats and authentic flavors that will enhance their dining experience.  These items will be prepared on-site in real wood smokers using Golden Corral’s signature rub to maximize quality and flavor.”

The new Smokehouse lunch and dinner menu will feature:

  • Smoked Pork Barbecue
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Smoked Carved Baby Back Ribs (at dinner only)


Golden Corral’s weekend (Friday – Sunday) Smokehouse features include Smoked Carved Brisket and Smoked Turkey.