If you're so hungry you could eat a horse, ride into the Golden Corral. The company operates and franchises about 500 steak buffet restaurants. The family dining locations serve a variety of steak, chicken, and pork entrees along with an expansive buffet offering both hot and cold food items. Golden Corral units also feature a Brass Bell Bakery serving freshly baked breads, rolls, cookies, and brownies, as well as a Dessert Caf�. Most of the steak buffet eateries are operated by franchisees. Chairman James Maynard, who controls Golden Corral through his holding company, Investors Management Corp., founded the chain with partner Bill Carl in 1973.