Aug. 1, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Ponderosa Franchising Company, a subsidiary of Homestyle Dining LLC, and its President and CEO
Thomas A. Sacco
today announced their first new franchise agreement to qualify under their International Franchise Association Minority Franchise Initiative, known as "MinorityFRAN".
Heather L. Hopkins
, owner of HLT Foods, LLC plans to open a Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurant in the Fayette Town Center Shopping Plaza in
Fayetteville, West Virginia
by the end of 2013.
"We are pleased to enter into this new relationship with Heather who shares our vision of continuing the growth of Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurants," stated Sacco. "Heather is a successful businesswoman in
and we are proud to have her become our first franchisee under the MinorityFRAN initiative that we launched in
in partnership with the IFA."
"I am pleased to become a part of the
community. I look forward to bringing a new look, new vision, Ponderosa Steakhouse quality dining experience to the families and travelers throughout the central
area," stated Ms. Hopkins.
The IFA MinorityFRAN Program is designed to expand business ownership and franchise opportunities for women, veterans and minorities.
There are over 200 Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses currently operating in
the United States
United Arab Emirates
, and, opening late 2013,
About Homestyle Dining LLC
Homestyle Dining LLC, owns, operates, and franchises family-focused restaurants throughout the United States and internationally under the Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse brands where guests can enjoy flame-grilled steaks and entrees along with a high quality buffet featuring an endless selection of salads, soups, appetizers, vegetables, and desserts at affordable prices.
SOURCE Homestyle Dining LLC