Golden Corral, founded in 1973, is a family-style restaurant that offers a variety of dining options. Its menu includes hot carved meat, pasta, pizzas and vegetables, as well as a salad bar. The restaurant also features macaroni, mashed potatoes, breaded shrimp, steak burgers, buttered noodles and barbecue pork. Golden Corral s Brass Bell Bakery and Dessert Caf serves fresh-baked goods and desserts, such as yeast rolls, cookies and fudge brownies. Its locations also offer private meeting rooms for customers. Golden Corral owns and operates more than 480 company-owned and franchised restaurants in over 35 U.S. states. The restaurant has locations in various cities, including Abilene, Texas.