Fistfight at the Golden Corral: Massive brawl erupts as 40 guests fight over steak
The Golden Corral restaurant in Pennsylvania's Bensalem township witnessed a massive brawl recently, which erupted over a shortage of steak. A viral video from the venue shows a major fight breaking out as more than 40 people hurled chairs at each other. The brawl happened on Friday night, January 28, and local police are currently investigating the root cause of the incident.
According to a former employee of Golden Corral, the fight apparently started when a customer got furious to see that the buffet has run out of steak. This caused an argument among a few customers that soon escalated to a full-blown fight. Soon, the brawl spread among all the guests present at the restaurant as major chaos erupted at the scene.
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Video shows punches being thrown and chairs flying as a massive brawl broke out inside the Bensalem Golden Corral. A former employee says the fight may have happened after a customer became enraged when the buffet ran out of steak #PrayForPhilly🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/E284n78Z4J— 911 PHILLY (FOLLOW US) (@911Philly_) February 1, 2022
Former restaurant employee Dylan Becker, who heard about the incident from an eyewitness, shared, “I’ve never seen nothing like that in Golden Corral before. From what I heard it was over steak, apparently somebody cut in line." Becker's claim aligns with the viral video clip, where a man can be heard saying, "All I wanted was some steak."
Gaven Lauletta, another Golden Corral employee, also narrated how the incident started, "There was a shortage of steak and two parties were involved and one family cut in front of another family, they were taking their time and they ran out of steak and it got into a heated exchange at the tables."
Golden Corral's parent company JK Hospitality, LLC, later issued a statement on the incident, saying, "Thankfully, no serious injuries have been reported. The safety of our guests and co-workers is our top priority.” The company also told Fox News, “We are aware of an unfortunate disturbance that started between two parties of guests at our franchise restaurant in Bensalem, PA. We notified local authorities, and they are investigating the incident."
However, they failed to share the real reason behind the incident or what were the damages sustained due to the brawl. Meanwhile, Bensalem police are probing the incident and seeking to slap several charges of assault on the person who actually started it.
A video clip of the Golden Corral brawl, which was filmed by eyewitness Gavin Lauretta on their phone, has now gone viral on social media, inviting criticism and funny reactions from users.
"All you can beat: massive brawl breaks out at golden corral buffet," a social media user quipped with a pun, while another noted, "I’m not saying we live in a dystopia defined by a breakdown of basic societal norms or anything, but this is a TV news report about a full-on, Jerry Springer-style brawl at a Golden Corral buffet. You heard me. Watch for yourself."
"I guess the brawl at a Suburban Philadelphia Golden Corral in pro wrestling terms no holds barred falls count anywhere but I do like your description of it similar to this past weekend's Royal Rumble," a third user chimed in, while another said, "Honestly nothing at Golden Corral is good enough to brawl over…."
All you can beat: massive brawl breaks out at golden corral buffet https://t.co/PqQoklxs1q— onlyinmyhood (@onlyinmyhood) February 2, 2022
I’m not saying we live in a dystopia defined by a breakdown of basic societal norms or anything, but this is a TV news report about a full-on, Jerry Springer-style brawl at a Golden Corral buffet.— Kelly Lamrock, Q.C. (@KLamrock) February 2, 2022
You heard me. Watch for yourself. https://t.co/GJVW1M6rLZ
@reesewaters I guess the brawl at a Suburban Philadelphia Golden Corral in pro wrestling terms no holds barred falls count anywhere but I do like your description of it similar to this past weekend's Royal Rumble— Chris Foster (@ChrisFoster812) February 2, 2022
Honestly nothing at Golden Corral is good enough to brawl over…. https://t.co/MtD8ATVslQ— Fifty Shades of Sarcasm (@Fifty_ShadesOfD) February 2, 2022