There are about 500 Golden Corral buffet restaurants in the U.S., including in Las Vegas, and now the chain is trumpeting its “Las Vegas-style desserts.”
Which we’re not sure is even a thing.
As an example of its “Las Vegas-style desserts,” Golden Corral shows off an array of cupcakes, pies, Jello, pudding, tarts and carrot cake. All of which we’re fairly sure Las Vegas didn’t invent. Other than the tarts, but that’s possibly offensive, so nevermind.
This isn’t the first time a company has tried to piggy-back on the Las Vegas brand, of course. There are innumerable shows around the world that say they’re “Las Vegas-style entertainment.” There’s also “Las Vegas-inspired fashion,” “Las Vegas-style destination resorts,” and many casinos that can’t hold a candle to Las Vegas casinos brag about having “Las Vegas-style gaming.” (Tip: Lower your expectations.)
Golden Corral made headlines in Las Vegas when it showed some large brass ones by opening a franchise, back in December 2013, in the city known for its stellar buffets.
While desserts in Las Vegas may be world-class, there’s nothing that jumps to mind as being particularly Las Vegas about cupcakes and carrot cake. Nice try, Golden Corral. At the very least, you’ve got Las Vegas-style hype down pat.