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Ovation Brands Selects Duff & Phelps to Explore Possible Sale

Ovation Brands Selects Duff & Phelps to Explore Possible Sale

Ovation Brands, the nation’s largest company-owned and operated buffet company, recently tapped corporate financial advisors Duff & Phelps to assist with an evaluation of potential strategic alternatives including a sale of the business. Ovation Brands operates 328 restaurants in 35 states, and its portfolio includes five buffet brands – Ryan’s, […]

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Ovation Brands Conducting Creative Agency Review

Ovation Brands Conducting Creative Agency Review

Ovation Brands, the nation’s largest company-owned and operated buffet company, today announced that it has begun a search for a new creative agency of record for all three of its restaurant divisions which include Ryan’s, Buffets and Tahoe Joe’s. Doner Atlanta (formerly Trend Influence), who has handled the account for […]

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Ovation Brands Promotes Patrick Benson to Chief Information Officer

Ovation Brands Promotes Patrick Benson to Chief Information Officer

Development of leadership signals the brand’s focus on innovation Ovation Brands – parent company to steak-buffet style restaurants Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet, and Fire Mountain – recently announced the promotion of SVP of Information Technology Patrick Benson to Chief Information Officer. Benson has spearheaded a number […]

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Ovation Brands Enters Next Generation of Technology Solutions With MICROS Simphony and MICROS iCare

All 337 restaurants to feature new POS system by Fall 2014 Ovation Brands, parent company to family-style restaurants Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet and Fire Mountain, is transitioning to Cloud-based MICROS Simphony and MICROS iCare as its next generation technology solution for all 337 restaurant locations. MICROS […]

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Ovation Brands Chief Financial Officer Discusses Cutting Costs, Not Quality, in the Latest Installment of ChiefChats.com

Keith Kravcik talks about how his team has saved the brand millions through the philosophy, “Pennies matter.” Q. How have you realized savings without sacrificing product quality?  A. We look at our food and labor costs together because the way we procure our food, for instance, could have an effect […]

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Ovation Brands SVP of Information Services Talks Technology in the Latest Installment of ChiefChats.com

Patrick Benson shares his IT tips for companies big and small Patrick Benson, Senior Vice President of Information Services for Ovation Brands, one of the nation’s largest steak-buffet restaurants, sat down with ChiefChats.com to discuss various technology-related topics for big and small chain restaurants. The following are excerpts from a […]

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Buffets, Inc. Announces Name Change to Ovation Brands

30-year old company reinvents itself and relaunches new Main Street Concept Buffets, Inc. – parent company to Ryan’s, HomeTownBuffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet, FireMountain and Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse – celebrates its 30th anniversary with a corporate name change.  Buffets, Inc. is now OvationBrands. The new name and logo […]

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Buffets, Inc. Restructures Marketing Agency Line-up and Adds Consumer Insights Expert to Internal Team

Buffets, Inc. recently finalized realignment of its marketing agency roster to create more “real connections” with its guests. These efforts assist its entire portfolio of family-style buffet restaurants to stay on course with goals set in the “Plan To Win” initiative. Agencies playing a vital role in the restructuring are: […]

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Buffets, Inc. Reaches Restructuring Agreement to Eliminate Outstanding Debt and Strengthen Balance Sheet

Buffets, Inc. has announced a restructuring agreement that it has reached with senior lenders holding 83% of its senior debt, which will recapitalize the Company while eliminating virtually all of the Company’s approximately $245 million of outstanding debt. The recapitalization will provide the Company with resources to invest in its […]

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