Videos from a Golden Corral employee in Florida (of course it's Florida, weird messed up stuff in this world either happen in Florida or Germany) have gone viral, and if you look further into the story, you get the report that this employee's father allegedly contacted Golden Corral offering to sell them the video for $5,000. At the same time the Golden Corral has terminated the manager at the location for failure to follow food-handling procedure.
So this guy's either a whistle blower, or a guy with a scam to try and get paid. You can read more here.
Here's Pt. 2
In defense of the chain, I highly doubt this is a standard paractice, and just a case of a crappy manager, which can happen anywhere.