Golden Corral Finally Coming to North DeKalb Mall

The buffet restaurant will open in the largely unused mall parking lot behind Chick-fil-A and the now-defunct Checker's restaurants on North Druid Hills Road.

Good news for people who like waterfalls of chocolate and cotton candy with their chicken and biscuits.

Golden Corral is finally coming to , according to Tomorrow's News Today, the popular Atlanta retail and development blog.

We , but the blog guesses the restaurant may open later this year:

As I mentioned earlier, there is also still the hope that a Costco will come to the mall at some point. Additionally, there is also talk that the current triple drive-thru  will be taken down, along with the adjacent former Checkers, and that a full service Chick-fil-A will be built in their place. 

Check out the blog post for more information.

Can you wait? I sure can't. I'm going to get some pizza. Then some fried chicken. Then some corn. Then some rice pudding. Then some oranges. Then a root beer. Then I'm going to get more pizza, dip it in the chocolate waterfall and clean my plate by sopping up whatever's left with cotton candy.

Then my team of doctors will ice me down in the men's room, deliver me to the closest emergency room and I'll exhaust the entire county's supply of diabetes medicine by sunrise.

I love commercial development.

Ted July 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM
I agree with you. Between Zaxby's, Chik fil A, and now Golden Corral, there are now a bunch of unhealthy dining options in the area.
Tammy July 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM
These restaurants will be very popular in this area. Now all we need is a fried fish house.
Steve July 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Nobody is forcing you to eat there.
Brett July 18, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Steve - it's true "nobody is forcing you to eat there." But what's your point? You'd rather have loads of unhealthy chain restaurants in the area than interesting places that serve good, healthy food? I can definitely say I'll never eat at any of these places. We're turning into a country where every town is one chain after another while our population grows fatter and dumber.
Taylor Dozier July 18, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Supreme Fish inside North DeKalb Mall Food Court offers a variety of baked fish options with side salads, and are now offering a selection of fresh fruit juices. Please don't overlook these small businesses that are providing healthy options right here inside the mall. The mall is working on leasing a food court spaces to a deli and have talked with a smoothie business, not to mention the upcoming produce stand where the community garden produce will be sold on weekends. There will always be the national restaurants with mostly unhealthy options, but the mall is working hard at providing those alternative healthy choices!
Tom Doolittle July 19, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Golden Corral inside I-285--interesting. S'pose they might have to try some different things?
Susan Litton July 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Whoa! Hold on! I LOVE Golden Corral and it's mostly because I CAN eat healthy there. They have tons of fresh veggie choices - and yes, you CAN get the ones with unhealthy sauces but I don't. I What I like is the huge variety of fresh, healthy choices. I'm amazed that y'all see it as an unhealthy restaurant. I see it as a something-for-everyone, health conscious or not. I'm delighted we're finally getting one in the neighborhood.
tamara October 07, 2012 at 04:23 AM
grow up...eat at home if u gotta complain...love da baby back ribs.....lmao
Dannie December 15, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Is it open yet???? if not, when does it open??!!??!!
Bertie January 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Trough feeding.. Susan is not the usual customer. A lot of people figure they've paid for 'all you can eat" and they do just that. I've eaten at Golden corrals in several states - and there are good ones - and some yukky ones. I'd have to see which category this one falls into. I also noted the author talked about taking down the Checker's. Folks that has been a big empty space for months. If Chick Fi-le gets bigger, okay; the corner will look better. I'd love to join you at these places, but economics and my weight say no.
Ms. January 17, 2013 at 11:10 PM
I hate to kill people's fat/dumb/buffet stereotypes, but Susan speaks the truth. I ate there with my cousin, and all she had were veggies, and, I have another veg friend who likes eating there because of all the options. I have no complaints about anything that will revive that God-forsaken mall, and it would be nice to see it brought back to life. The Marshalls was a good start. I have no idea how that Macy's stays in business though. The few times I have been in over the past couple of years it was super dead. Perhaps, and maybe luckily, they have a lease it would be too costly to get of.
Steve January 18, 2013 at 02:17 PM
For many people, that is the Macy's of choice. It's closer, better organized and not as intimidating as Northlake. Speaking of which, have you been to the one at Northlake lately? It's just as "dead".
Robert Lamar Jackson February 25, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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deneen c March 28, 2013 at 07:10 PM
If it's unhealthy don't eat there. Its popular, family oriented, great work lunch options. Chain restaurants are mostly what is in the city. Unless small family restaurants can make it here and bring diversity with quality service.


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