Golden Corral no longer self-serve but still all-you-can eat

Posted at 12:09 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 13:09:48-04

BELLEVUE, Neb. (KMTV) — For some restaurants, reopening meant a change in the style of how they serve. The Golden Corral Restaurant in Bellevue is still an all-you-can-eat restaurant but they have made some major changes to make people feel comfortable and reduce the spread of germs.

Long-time customers say allowing them to come inside and sit down, couldn't come soon enough.

"I think it is wonderful that they are open," said Adell Canada. "They use to have quite a crowd. People like coming here, its nice, friendly, and we like the people who work here."

It's still an all-you-can-eat buffet. Clear plastic guards are in front of all of the food stations, so no breathing on food and no touching of the food utensils.

"The first thing we did was the buffet can't be self-serve, so we serve cafeteria style," said owner Sean Kelly. "As guests come through the line, workers are wearing gloves, masks, they serve the food. It's still all-you-can-eat, come back as much as you like, we just put it on the plate for them, go down the line, give it to to them at the end. "

The enormous variety of food hasn't changed, from the healthy to the hearty with seasonal traditions a mainstay.

And servers will pile it as as high as you can handle.

"You name it, I get it," said regular customer Doug Canada. "I switch off."

Additional staff had to be hired to keep up with the enhanced cleaning and sanitation requirements as well as more workers to serve the food.

There are social distancing markers on the floor but most importantly, the chocolate fountain has not gone away.

You can still order take out and delivery is available as well.