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Aug 29, 2014, 10:00 ET
Ovation Brands, the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant company, announced a change in operations leadership and corporate structure as the brand prepares to rollout its reinvention to the entire system. Seasoned restaurant pros George Wooten and Pete Pascuzzi will be assuming new roles as Divisional Chiefs for the Buffet and Ryan's brands respectively. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ovation® Brands Announces New Appointments In Operations Leadership To Focus On Reinvention Efforts

 Ovation® Brands, the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant company, announced a change in operations leadership and corporate...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:00 ET
The nation's largest steak-buffet chain, which includes Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet, is now offering beverages To Go.  The family-style restaurants that focus primarily on dine-in offerings are expanding their service options with this new limited time program. All 324 restaurants are offering the branded 32 oz. To Go cups that may be purchased during a dine-in visit. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® Explore Dine-Out Options With Introduction Of Beverages To Go

 The nation's largest steak-buffet chain, which includes Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet®, is now offering...

Aug 27, 2014, 08:08 ET
Ryan's, Old Country Buffet and HomeTown Buffet making dinnertime more snap worthy with the Foto Fun Box, available every Thursday night in September as part of Family Night. All 324 family-style restaurants will feature a Foto Fun Box filled with an assortment of props including funny hats, glasses, boas, necklaces, tiaras and more. Families may select whichever props they like and pose for photos using their own cameras. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® Make September Family Nights Picture Perfect With Foto Fun Box

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are making dinnertime more snap worthy with the Foto Fun Box, available...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:00 ET
Ovation Brands, the nation's largest steak-buffet restaurant company names Robert Crews as SVP of Marketing, as the brand continues its reinvention. Ovation is parent company to Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet, and Fire Mountain. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ovation® Brands Names Robert Crews As SVP Of Marketing, Strengthens Executive Team To Further Brand Reinvention

 Ovation® Brands proudly announced today the appointment of seasoned marketing executive Robert "Rob" Crews as Senior Vice President of...

Jul 23, 2014, 10:36 ET

Sheryl Crow, BLONDIE and Lindsey Stirling Headline Ovation's Hit Original Series, "Song by Song"

 Following the success of the first two seasons of its original series Song by Song, Ovation, America's only arts network, has ordered new...

Jul 08, 2014, 09:17 ET
Charlie Zandieh, cellist, stars in Ovation's "Young Marvels" premiering Wednesday, July 16. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation)

Ovation's Upcoming Series "Young Marvels" Is Awarded The Parents Television Council Seal of Approval®

 The Parents Television Council ("PTC"), a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, has awarded its...

Jun 30, 2014, 15:11 ET
Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet help families celebrate their independence from cooking with new offerings and deals during Fourth of July week.  All 326 family-style restaurants are launching Wing-It Wednesdays on July 2, 2014. For a limited time, guests may enjoy Buffalo Wings, Honey BBQ Wings, and Plain Boneless Wings every Wednesday night. Fourth Of July features special kids meal pricing all weekend long, and select restaurants will be open for breakfast on July 4, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Celebrate Your Independence From Cooking With Ryan's®, Hometown® Buffet, And Old Country Buffet® This Fourth Of July

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are launching into the Fourth of July holiday week with new menu offerings...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:59 ET
Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet turn up the fun on Family Night with a new music promotion. Throughout the month of July, visit any of the 326 family restaurants on Thursday night to receive free codes to download music from various popular artists and genres. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, Hometown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® Turn Up Fun On Family Night With July Music Promotion

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are putting a new spin on their popular Thursday Family Night by offering...

Jun 12, 2014, 08:05 ET

One Out of Three Students Leaving Third Grade Can't Read

One out of three U.S. students leave the third grade not knowing how to read, with the number ballooning to half of all students in high poverty...

Jun 05, 2014, 08:00 ET
Treat Dad to a special meal at Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet or Old Country Buffet all Father's Day weekend, June 13 through 15. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® Treat Dad To A Manly Meal All Father's Day Weekend June 13 Through 15

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® are treating dads to a manly meal in honor of Father's Day all weekend long...

May 29, 2014, 14:06 ET
Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet serve up family game night with Hasbro promotion this June. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Thursday Night Is Game Night At Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® All June Long!

 Throughout the month of June, parents and children can face off in an ultimate board game battle at Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and...

May 01, 2014, 15:16 ET
Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are making Mother's Day a weekend long affair. Visit any of the 328 home-style buffet restaurants from Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 to enjoy an exclusive Mother's Day menu including traditional ham, Prime Rib entrees and a special dessert. Menus vary by location. (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® Celebrate Mother's Day All Weekend Long May 9 Through 11

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® know that celebrating Mom can't be confined to just one day, so they're...

Apr 28, 2014, 17:41 ET
All 12 Old Country Buffet restaurants in the greater Minneapolis area underwent a reinvention to include new food, decor and service. The new Food 2.1 menu features individually portioned meals made Just For You. CEO Anthony Wedo has also taken to the airwaves to make a personal guarantee that all guests will have a great visit, or the restaurants will "Make It Right."  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Old Country Buffet® CEO Anthony Wedo Unveils Brand Reinvention With "Make It Right" Guarantee

 Anthony Wedo, the CEO for Old Country Buffet® and parent company Ovation Brands, is taking to the airwaves to personally guarantee...

Apr 11, 2014, 12:34 ET
Celebrate Easter with Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet as they serve up family favorites all weekend long.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® Celebrate Easter All Weekend And Delight Every Bunny

Let your favorite restaurants make the meal while you make memories with family and friends this Easter weekend at Ryan's®, HomeTown®...

Apr 03, 2014, 14:51 ET
Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet celebrate the relaunch of the classic children's mystery books with Nancy Drew Diaries and the Hardy Boys Adventures this April.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Get a Clue: Ryan's®, Hometown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® Celebrate the Relaunch of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys

 The classic children's mystery series, Nancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures, have relaunched with a new look and suspenseful stories...

Mar 31, 2014, 12:45 ET
Ryan's, Old Country Buffet, and HomeTown Buffet turn dinner into the most important meal of the day with Breakfast For Dinner starting April 10. Breakfast favorites will complement popular dinner dishes on Thursday nights. Menus vary by location.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, And Old Country Buffet Serve Dinner Sunny Side Up With Breakfast Favorites On Thursday Nights

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are turning dinner on its head with the introduction of Breakfast for Dinner...

Mar 25, 2014, 09:00 ET
Ovation announces "Stand For The Arts initiative at the Americans for the Arts Action Fun reception held Monday, March 24. Pictured (l to r): Alec Baldwin, actor and arts advocate; Sonia Tower, President, Ovation Foundation; Robert Lynch, CEO, Americans for the Arts; and Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director, Americans for the Arts Action Fund.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation)

Ovation Announces Launch Of New National Arts Initiative: "Stand For The Arts"

 At the Americans for the Arts Action Fund reception held in Washington, DC last night for participants of Arts Advocacy Day, Sonia Tower, SVP...

Feb 27, 2014, 12:43 ET
Enjoy a sea of tasty options at Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet this Lenten season. Visit the popular buffet restaurants on Easter Sunday to enjoy a special holiday menu.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet And Old Country Buffet® To Offer A Sea Of Options For Lent And Easter Sunday

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® are offering a sea of delicious dishes for families observing the Lenten season....

Feb 18, 2014, 15:23 ET
Ryan's, Old Country Buffet and HomeTown Buffet are expanding their menu offerings starting February 22, 2014. All locations will also offer breakfast until 11 a.m. on the weekends.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® Offer More Tasty Ways to Start Your Day with a Good Breakfast

 Breakfast is widely considered the most important meal of the day, so Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® are...

Feb 05, 2014, 06:00 ET
Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet celebrate Valentine's Day with a special Two Can Dine for $15.99 offer that the whole family may enjoy together.  (PRNewsFoto/Ovation Brands)

Valentine's Day Is Twice As Sweet At Ryan's®, Hometown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® With Special Holiday Offer February 14-16

 Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® are offering a sweetheart of a deal this this Valentine's Day for guests who...