Colorado Misses These Items The Most Following Closure of Beloved Buffet
Residents of Western Colorado were devasted to discover one of their favorite local restaurants had closed abruptly. This popular Grand Junction, Colorado establishment offered a wide variety of items, all at a reasonable price.
Looking back, did you have a favorite food item at Grand Junction's Golden Corral, an item that kept you coming back for more time and time again? Via Facebook, here's a look at the menu items you loved the most.
A Very Popular Restaurant In Grand Junction, Colorado
For many in Grand Junction, Golden Corral at 1100 Independent Avenue was a staple of their diet. For those not familiar with the restaurant chain, they offered "... a legendary, endless buffet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner." The company's official website adds, "From our home-style menu favorites to signature sirloin steaks to seasonal promotion specials, there are always new menu items to explore."
Lunch and dinner includes our all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar, signature yeast rolls, and homemade desserts, along with soft-serve ice cream and our famous carrot cake. Our great value for a good price makes Golden Corral a favorite family restaurant among adults and kids alike. - goldencorral.com
Golden Corral Closes In Grand Junction, Colorado
Barely two weeks ago, on Sunday, January 21, 2024, Western Colorado residents enjoyed breakfast and lunch at the Grand Junction Golden Corral. For those customers, and for the employees as well, it was just another day.
Later that same day, a sign went up on the front door, the doors were locked, and customers and employees alike were informed the restaurant was closing for good.
Golden Corral Must Have Been a Great Place To Work
If you visited the Grand Junction location with any frequency, you probably noticed something. Many of the employees, perhaps even most, had worked there for years, if not decades. When it comes to the staff, the place was an oil painting. The gentleman working the grill must have been employed there at least 15 years. A couple of the servers had been there from almost day one. The food service industry is notorious for having high turnover. For a company to retain employees for so long speaks volumes.
Favorite Items at Golden Corral
For many, the standout on the buffet lineup at the Grand Junction Golden Corral was the fried chicken. The salad bar also received tremendous praise. Let's not even get started on the dessert bar.
A post went out on social media asking, "What was your favorite buffet item at the Golden Corral in Grand Junction?" A remarkable number of replies poured in. Here's a look at your favorites.
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