I was politely asked to leave while redeeming my Golden Corral birthday freebie. Apparently they do not keep an actual golden pen filled with gold cattle which produce gold milk.
Well excuse me for taking their name literally! I can see myself out of the meat freezer, thank you very much! I should update our free stuff on your birthday list so no other Hiffers make the same mistake.
As of 2022, in order to get this freebie on your birthday you'll want to join their new reward club ahead of time. Golden Corral will then email a free birthday coupon around your special day or you can redeem the promo code from your mobile app.
[thanks to the Hiffers who tipped me off to this freebie!]