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Courtesy of Franchising.com
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There are 52 locations of the Golden Corral chain in North and South Carolina. When Hurricane Florence struck earlier this month, many of these franchisees organized and stepped in to provide meals, bottled water, and paper goods to residents and cleanup crews.
Here are just a few examples of franchisees reaching out to their communities:
- The Golden Corral in Morehead City, North Carolina, hosted free cookouts in its parking lot on September 18 and 19. They served hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips and corn on the cob to more than 2,500 people over the two days. They also distributed bottled water, bread, batteries, paper towels and toilet paper for those in need. On the second day, Golden Corral President & CEO Lance Trenary and other senior leaders volunteered and served others at the event.
- The Golden Corral in Jacksonville, North Carolina, fed 500 first responders each day, September 12-17, in the days before and after Hurricane Florence hit the area. They are also feeding approximately 900 utility workers each day for the next several weeks until full power is restored to the town. The restaurant quickly reopened to the public on September 16 and has fed more than 3,000 people per day at reduced prices during the days immediately following the storm.
- The Golden Corral in Fayetteville, North Carolina, provided breakfast for 200 people on September 18 and will provide lunch for 200 people for the shelter at Manna Church on September 21.
- The Lumberton, North Carolina Golden Corral distributed pallets of water and cases of bread on Saturday, September 22 at no charge to members of the community. Cases of water are also being distributed free of charge at Golden Corral restaurants in Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Jacksonville, Florence, Wilmington, and Shallotte while supplies last.
- In Kinston, North Carolina, Golden Corral served more than 300 first responders from New York who were in town on September 12 to assist areas on the coast in advance of Hurricane Florence.
- On Monday, September 17, the Golden Corral in Winston-Salem provided free meals for more than 30 members of the NC Baptist Men and Women Disaster Relief Ministry. The volunteer group is heading to areas of the North Carolina coast to help in the hurricane recovery efforts.
The Golden Corral brand, which is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, says it’s committed to providing food, water, and support to first responders helping with cleanup efforts and residents in North Carolina who were affected by Hurricane Florence.