Golden Corral Joins McWhinney's Van de Water Multi-use Development

March 21, 2011 Posted In

Golden Corral is Coming to Loveland

A national grill‐buffet restaurant joins McWhinney’s Van de Water development.
LOVELAND, CO — March 21, 2011— McWhinney is pleased to announce that Golden Corral, a popular family‐friendly buffet and grill restaurant, will be opening at Van de Water, located at Highway 34 and Sculpture Drive, in Loveland. Estimated to open in August 2011, the new restaurant will be 11,270 square feet and seat 398 guests. Golden Corral at Van de Water will be located directly across from Kohl’s department store.
With more than 490 restaurants nationwide, Golden Corral is a family‐focused, value orientated restaurant offering guests fresh, wholesome foods at affordable prices. Conveniently located with ample parking, Golden Corral will offer their legendary endless buffets featuring a variety of delicious favorites and continuous new menu offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all for around $10. Golden Corral is known for providing a variety of flame‐broiled, cooked‐to‐order USDA sirloin steaks, pork, seafood, shrimp, and chicken, complemented with a wide variety of fresh baked pastries, home-style side items and a dessert station.
“Golden Corral is a great fit at Van de Water and McWhinney is excited to bring this unique dining experience to Loveland,” said Dean Barber, McWhinney vice‐president of development. “With the addition of Golden Corral, as well as other retailers we will be announcing later this year, Van de Water is quickly growing into a great community shopping center for Loveland and the surrounding areas.”
“We are very excited to open the first 11M prototype Golden Corral restaurant in Loveland,” said Jonathan Woo, a first‐time franchisee of Golden Corral. “The 11M prototype is 40% more spacious than the typical Golden Corral and it offers unparalleled food selection and dining experience. We look forward to offering a pleasurable and affordable dining experience to every guest that walks through the door.”
Van de Water is a multi‐use, 370‐acre McWhinney development that combines residential, retail and business in a convenient location off Highway 34. The development is bordered on the east by Loveland’s Mountain View High School and Addison Avenue and Lowe’s to the west.
For more information, please contact Dean Barber at (970) 962-9990 or visit


About McWhinney: Headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, McWhinney is a team of talented people who are passionate about creating great places for people and providing fabled experiences to our customers. We develop innovative and sustainable master‐planned communities and award‐winning vertical commercial and mixed‐use projects. Since 1991, McWhinney has planned and developed more than 6,000 acres in several master‐planned communities and over 3.6 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed‐use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and on the West Coast. In 2008, McWhinney moved up from No. 13 to No. 11 on the list of the 50 Best Small and Medium Size Companies to Work for in America. In 2009, the company was named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) for McWhinney’s significant real estate and development contributions in the state. For additional information, visit
About Golden Corral: When our first Golden Corral ® restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina back in 1973, a fledgling Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering all of our guests real, wholesome foods in a family‐friendly atmosphere at a great value. Nearly 40 years later, Golden Corral ® is well known as American’s #1 buffet and grill. Golden Corral’s legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of delicious familiar favorites and continuous new menu offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In 2009, Restaurants & Institutions ranked Golden Corral #1 in Consumers’ Choice in Cafeteria/Buffet Chains. Entrepreneur magazine named Golden Corral the #1 franchisor in the U.S. among family steakhouses in 2009 for the 15th consecutive year. In 2008, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Golden Corral #1 in the grill‐buffet segment for the 13th consecutive year. To learn more visit

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