📺 Stream EntrepreneurTV for Free 📺

40 Person Brawl Erupts in Chain Restaurant Over One Piece of Steak The scene at a Pennsylvania location of Golden Corral went viral on social media.

By Emily Rella

entrepreneur daily

Twitter via @Raw_News1st
Twitter via @Raw_News1st

Looks like some angry customers took the wild Wild West theme at the Golden Corral a bit too seriously.

A 40-something-person brawl broke out in one of the restaurant chain's Bensalem, Pennsylvania locations over an alleged piece of steak.

A video of the incident that was shared with ABC shows the absolute chaos taking place near the buffet, showing chairs being swung, punches being thrown and massive hoards of people acting completely reckless.

In the clip, dozens of customers can be heard screaming at one another and at management as the scene begins to escalate.

The irony of the massive group of brawlers standing under a sign in a restaurant that simply reads "Gather Round" is almost Oscar worthy.

Related: Woman Fires Off Gunshots at Drive-Thru Because Her Order Was 'Taking Too Long'

One witness, Alexis Rios, says that the incident began after the person in line in front of him grew angry with the cook because Rios received his steak first (even though he was behind the other customer in line) since he ordered it raw which takes less time to cook.

"I grabbed a chair to defend myself and then that was it," Rios told 6ABC Philadelphia of the escalation of the fight. "Punches were getting thrown, chairs were getting thrown. You name it, you call it — cups, glasses, everything.

A former employee at the location, Dylan Becker, said that he spoke to his friend who was still employed at that specific Golden Corral who corborated Rios' claim that the fight started over steak.

"There was two parties in line waiting for steak. Somebody had cut in front and then started being picky and finicky about the steaks and taking too long, and then, somebody else spoke up and said something I guess the other party didn't like," Becker said. "Then, it just looks like it turned into an all-out brawl," Becker said.

Officials from franchise owners, JK Hospitality LLC, responded to the incident and notifying the public that police are currently investigating what exactly went down at the Corral.

"We are aware of an unfortunate disturbance that started between two parties of guests at our franchise restaurant in Bensalem, PA. We notified the local authorities, and they are investigating the incident," the company told Fox News in a statement. "Thankfully, no serious injuries have been reported. The safety of our guests and co-workers is our top priority,"

Rios maintains that nobody was seriously injured, though he did note that he walked away with a bruise on his nose and that his brother received a black eye.

So much for southern hospitality!

Related: Disturbing Video Shows Wendy's Employee Being Verbally Harassed By Manager: 'Clean, B*tch'

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Side Hustle

These Coworkers-Turned-Friends Started a Side Hustle on Amazon — Now It's a 'Full Hustle' Earning Over $20 Million a Year: 'Jump in With Both Feet'

Achal Patel and Russell Gong met at a large consulting firm and "bonded over a shared vision to create a mission-led company."

Business News

These Are the 10 Most Profitable Cities for Airbnb Hosts, According to a New Report

Here's where Airbnb property owners and hosts are making the most money.

Side Hustle

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Successful Business

A hobby, interest or charity project can turn into a money-making business if you know the right steps to take.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.


Want to Be More Productive? Here's How Google Executives Structure Their Schedules

These five tactics from inside Google will help you focus and protect your time.

Starting a Business

This Couple Turned Their Startup Into a $150 Million Food Delivery Company. Here's What They Did Early On to Make It Happen.

Selling only online to your customers has many perks. But the founders of Little Spoon want you to know four things if you want to see accelerated growth.