There's nothing like an unexpected gift for the holidays. But for 167 people at the end of last week, that gift came in the form of food poisoning from a Wyoming Golden Corral, the budget buffet and family-style steakhouse restaurant chain.
"Oh, a norovirus! Golden Corral, you shouldn't have!"
Possibly more shocking than 167 people coming down with flu-like, food poisoning symptoms a few days after eating at a just-opened Golden Corral in Casper, Wyoming, is the fact that 167 actually ate at a Golden Corral. And this recent food poisoning incident totally crushes the salmonella outbreak that affected 23 people at a Golden Corral in Kennesaw, Georgia, in 2003. At least the North Carolina-based chain is on the uptick when it comes to the number of folks being sickened by their food.
But the punishment, in this case, hardly fits the infraction.
After the health department reported record occurrences of food poisoning, the restaurant voluntarily closed itself down for 24 hours to sanitize itself.
What the f*ck, Golden Corral? You're just going to give yourself a good scrub-down and call yourself square with the 167 folks you got sick? Unless, by sanitizing, you mean, "blowing up the restaurant, paying for the sick diners' medical bills, and blowing up the restaurant again to make sure we didn't miss anything the first time," that doesn't seem like an adequate sentence at all.
Unless you talk to the health inspector of the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.
He applauded Golden Corral's "difficult decision" to shut down its restaurant for one whole day in the news report below. Casper, Wyoming. No apologies.
There are currently six Golden Corral restaurants in Arizona. You can
avoid find them via their website.
Via: The Braiser
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.