Diverse industries, singular mindset

Over its first 50 years, IMC has partnered with companies in the automotive aftermarket, food & beverage, health care, and building materials & lumber industries, in addition to our current partners. The experiences and lessons learned from each of these partnerships have helped inform our evolving strategic path for the next 100 years.

Partner Companies

Arcadia Beverage

Arcadia Beverage

Fleet Feet

Fleet Feet
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Arcadia Beverage

Company Profile

Founded: 1939

IMC Partner Since: 2017

Headquartered: Asheville, NC

CEO: David Moller

About: Arcadia Beverage has been an essential beverage supplier for local and global retailers since 1939. Arcadia Beverage is fortunate to call Asheville, North Carolina, home, and is an extension of the community’s unique capacity for innovation, creativity and passion. You won’t find another beverage provider that cares more about the product it delivers and the impact it will have on your business.

Reach: Arcadia Beverage produces over 50 million gallons of beverages annually and distributes nationwide.

www.arcadiabev.com
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Fleet Feet

Company Profile

Founded: 1976

IMC Partner Since: 2012

Headquartered: Carrboro, NC

CEO: Joey Pointer

About: Fleet Feet opened its doors in 1976 in Sacramento, California, and has been outfitting runners with the right gear and knowledge ever since. Fleet Feet has since expanded to more than 180 stores in communities across the country to work toward their vision: to inspire the runner in everyone.

Reach: Fleet Feet has over 180 stores nationwide and serves over two million runners annually.

www.fleetfeet.com

Golden Corral

Golden Corral

Regardless of the industry, IMC and our partner companies are united by our people-first approach and commitment to true partnership. Building meaningful relationships where we can learn and grow together sets a strong foundation for living out our 100-year plan. Currently, we focus on the restaurant and food & beverage, healthcare services, active outdoor lifestyle, and insurance industries, while continuing to explore other sectors.

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Golden Corral

Company Profile

Founded: 1973

IMC Partner Since: 1973

Headquartered: Raleigh, NC

CEO: Lance Trenary

About: When the first Golden Corral restaurant opened in 1973 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Golden Corral Corporation took a confident first step in the restaurant business, beginning a tradition of offering guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere and at a great value. Nearly 50 years later, Golden Corral is honored to be called America’s #1 buffet and grill.

Reach: With over 300 stores across the U.S., Golden Corral serves over 150 million guests annually.

www.goldencorral.com

IDOC

IDOC

RiseMark Brands

RiseMark
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IDOC

Company Profile

Founded: 1999

IMC Partner Since: 2016

Headquartered: Norwalk, CT

CEO: Dave Brown

About: IDOC has a member base of over 3,000 independent optometrists, with more joining the alliance every day. IDOC is dedicated to giving independent eye care professionals a competitive advantage and long-term success.

Reach: IDOC services over 2,300 independent eyecare locations across the nation.

www.idoc.net
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RiseMark Brands

Company Profile

Founded: 2014

IMC Partner Since: 2016

Headquartered: Omaha, NE

CEO: Brian Petranick

About: Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Risemark Brands is a leading franchise platform in the in-home senior care industry, offering a broad range of services and ancillary programs that provide a continuum of care for seniors.

Reach: Right at Home has over 480 locations across the U.S. and 150 internationally. The company employes over 26,000 people dedicated to living our mission: to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

www.risemark.com
Golden Corral Restaurant in the 1970s
Our Story

Our story

In 1971, James Maynard returned to his hometown and raised funds from friends and local businessmen to form IMC with the modest goal of opening a family-oriented restaurant. James and co-founder Bill Carl opened the first restaurant in 1973 with a simple belief that business was all about creating meaningful employment and serving others. Despite their inexperience, the two men quickly learned how to succeed in the restaurant business. Their one-location enterprise, Golden Corral, grew into one of America’s leading family dining restaurant concepts.

During IMC’s first few decades, James and Bill focused primarily on growing Golden Corral. In the early 1990s, the brand shifted toward a larger format buffet concept and adopted franchising as its new model for growth. Today, Golden Corral is more than 95 percent franchised, with owner-operators consistently producing better results for guests over the years.

As IMC began to expand, new partnerships formed with companies beyond the restaurant industry, including the automotive aftermarket, food and beverage, health care, and building materials and lumber industry sectors. Currently, IMC is home to five operating companies in diverse industries across the country — all connected by a shared set of principles. Our growth continues to be funded entirely by the success of our partner companies, as it has been for the past 50 years.

After leading various teams within IMC, Quinton Maynard succeeded his father as Chairman and CEO in 2016. During Quinton’s tenure, IMC further expanded by bringing Risemark, IDOC and Arcadia into the IMC family. Quinton made an indelible mark on IMC with his insatiable curiosity, sharp intellect and genuine care for the people he worked with.

Following Quinton’s passing in 2017, Stuart Frantz assumed the role of CEO and President. Stuart’s 15 years with IMC includes time as the head of an IMC partner company. He and the entire IMC team remain deeply committed to doing the right thing, and maintaining the legacy and values established in the company’s first five decades.