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Old 05-15-2020, 02:05 PM
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Golden Corral is the Walmart of restaurants.
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Old 05-15-2020, 02:19 PM
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Golden Corral is the "buying thawed shrimp out of the trunk of an 85 Dodge" of restaurants.
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Called it. Golden Corral is re-opening with cafeteria-style service.
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So in Vegas we have a wide variety of really awesome buffets. Now - I'm sure you know about the super fancy ones on the strip that are $60 per person and serve high end food. But that's not the only option. They go all the way down to little locals casinos which will have buffets that cost $6 for breakfast or $10 for dinner. And they're good, too. Way higher quality than a Hometown Buffet or Golden Corral. And there are a ton of them.

So a few years ago they were constructing a golden corral near me, and I thought "how in the world can that place get any customers when there are 5 better and cheaper buffets within 10 minutes?"

Then they were open. They were absolutely fucking packed for months. People would wait in line to go to a fucking GOLDEN CORRAL when there were a ton of better options that were cheaper. Even now, that place gets really full. I have no explanation for it.
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So in Vegas we have a wide variety of really awesome buffets. Now - I'm sure you know about the super fancy ones on the strip that are $60 per person and serve high end food. But that's not the only option. They go all the way down to little locals casinos which will have buffets that cost $6 for breakfast or $10 for dinner. And they're good, too. Way higher quality than a Hometown Buffet or Golden Corral. And there are a ton of them.

So a few years ago they were constructing a golden corral near me, and I thought "how in the world can that place get any customers when there are 5 better and cheaper buffets within 10 minutes?"

Then they were open. They were absolutely fucking packed for months. People would wait in line to go to a fucking GOLDEN CORRAL when there were a ton of better options that were cheaper. Even now, that place gets really full. I have no explanation for it.
Transplants familiar with the name?
Someone wanting to avoid a casino?
Easier parking?
Is the Golden Corral smoke free? Is the local casino restaurant smoke free? Even if so, is it enforced or a wink and nod to old timers who will still light up?
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So in Vegas we have a wide variety of really awesome buffets. Now - I'm sure you know about the super fancy ones on the strip that are $60 per person and serve high end food. But that's not the only option. They go all the way down to little locals casinos which will have buffets that cost $6 for breakfast or $10 for dinner. And they're good, too. Way higher quality than a Hometown Buffet or Golden Corral. And there are a ton of them.
A few years ago on my way to Burning Man my Suburban lost its coolant on US-95 halfway between Las Vegas and Beatty. Since I couldn't give an address in Beatty the AAA tow driver's best option was to take me to the nearest AAA garage (luckily the Chevrolet dealer) in Pahrump (Hi, Art Bell). It being evening already, on the way there I fussed about finding a place to stay that night. "I'll drop you off at the Nugget," he said. "They always have vacancies in the middle of the week."

"I swear there's a state law that every town of 500 or more must have a 'Nugget' in it some place."

He laughed and said, "Yeah, and most of them're pretty crummy, but this one's all right, except for the buffet -- don't eat at the buffet."
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Old 05-21-2020, 02:04 PM
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Transplants familiar with the name?
Someone wanting to avoid a casino?
Easier parking?
Is the Golden Corral smoke free? Is the local casino restaurant smoke free? Even if so, is it enforced or a wink and nod to old timers who will still light up?

Yeah, smoke free could be it, as even walking thru a casino to get the the buffet means I have to wash my clothes and hair afterwards. IIRC Most restaurants in casinos are smoke free but there are smokers just a few feet away.

I went to a CA Indian casino for the food- talked to the management. Yes the restaurants were non-smoking and they had about 1/10 of the casino smoke free. I was kinda surprised as CA is only 10% smokers, but they said the non-smoking area wasnt used much, that nearly everyone smoked. I guess addictive behaviours go together. Most gamblers were older, more than 3/4 were women.
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