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  2. Story Behind The 'Bonanza'-Themed Steakhouse Restaurants

    Bonanzawas such a popular show that it spawned a series of restaurants. It all began when Eric “Hoss” Cartwright himself, actor Dan Blocker, decided to open up a Steakhouse in the show’s honor. It was called Bonanza Sirloin Pit and opened in Connecticut in 1963. The restaurant ended up expanding and Dan would often visit different locations.

  3. Bonanza Steakhouse - What Happened? - American Memory Lane

    In the 1960s, Bonanza Steakhouses were known for charging .99 cents to 1.99 for a steak dinner. A family of 5 could eat for less than $6.00! And what’s more, the steakhouse chain had a NO TIPPING policy with its customers! They wanted their customers to feel free from pressure to lay out any extra money above and beyond the initial check.

  4. Ponderosa & Bonanza Steakhouses Raises the Steaks with All ...

    December 12, 2022 // // LOS ANGELES - Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses have officially rolled out a new limited-time Steak Combo meal. Available through Feb. 12, 2023, at...

  5. Ponderosa Steakhouse -- Company History

    Employees: 18,000. Sales: $450 million (1994) SICs: 5812 Eating Places. Company History: Under the parentage of the Metromedia Company, Ponderosa Steakhouse is one of America's leading budget steak house chains. After 20 years of sometimes heated competition, Ponderosa was brought together with rival Bonanza under the corporate umbrella of John ...

  6. Ponderosa Steakhouse - What Happened? - American Memory Lane

    Ponderosa and Bonanza. The first Ponderosa Steakhouse was established in 1968 in Kokomo, Indiana, by Dan Lasater and Norm Wiese. Lasalet, who only had a high school education, had experience working at McDonald’s Restaurants. Wiese had an auto dealership and owned some real estate. The two joined resources and the rest is history

  7. One Of The Last Bonanza Steakhouses Demolished After Standing ...

    Bonanza Steakhouse, which has been around since 1965, only have a little over a dozen of locations left in the United States and in Puerto Rico. Bonanza is part of the Homestyle Dining LLC and was derived from the classic TV series Bonanza. Included in the chain was their counterpart, Ponderosa Steakhouse. Bonanza Steakhouse

  8. Restaurants of YesterYear: The Ponderosa and Bonanza Steak House

    The Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouse, both currently owned by FAT Brands Restaurants, are a chain of buffet and steakhouse restaurants. Menus include steak, seafood, and chicken entrees, all of which come with a buffet-style spread of numerous side dishes, kid's food items, beverages, and desserts. The two restaurants began life separately but ...

  9. Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse - History

    Ponderosa Steakhouse and Bonanza Steakhouse - History History In 1963, Dan Blocker, who played Eric "Hoss" Cartwright on Bonanza, started the Bonanza Steakhouse chain. The first Bonanza opened in Westport, CT. Sam Wyly and his brother Charles Wyly bought the small Bonanza restaurant chain three years later.

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  11. Ponderosa Steakhouse Locations Near Me + Reviews & Menu

    231 Ponderosa Steakhouse Locations Choose your state to find the nearest one or view the Ponderosa Steakhouse menu . United States Connecticut Ponderosa Steakhouse locations (1) Florida Ponderosa Steakhouse locations (5) Illinois Ponderosa Steakhouse locations (10) Indiana Ponderosa Steakhouse locations (28)

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