Golden Corral Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Golden Corral Corporation (“Golden Corral”) regarding its recent data breach. The Golden Corral data breach involved sensitive personal information belonging to over 180,000 individuals.


Golden Corral is a buffet style family restaurant chain based in North Carolina. Founded in 1973, Golden Corral offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet menus with over 150 items to choose from, including all you can eat soups and salads, grilled to order steaks, and homemade desserts.2 Additionally, Golden Corral is known for its seasonal promotion specials, featuring traditional holiday menu items. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Golden Corral has locations across 39 U.S. states and Puerto Rico.


In August 2023, Golden Corral discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Golden Corral determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information between August 11 and August 15, 2023. On February 16, 2024, Golden Corral began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Golden Corral Corporation:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Golden Corral data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Golden Corral Corporation:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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