GREER, S.C., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The classic children's mystery series, Nancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures, have relaunched with a new look and suspenseful stories and are being celebrated by Ryan's®, HomeTown® Buffet and Old Country Buffet® all April long. Every Thursday from April 10 to May 1 during Family Night from 5 to 8 p.m., the restaurants will feature in-store activities involving the mysteries.
"We are delighted to partner with the Nancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures series. Like good, wholesome food, good wholesome books are enjoyable for people of all ages," said Alice Crowder, Vice President of Marketing for Ovation® Brands. "Parents remember the books from their childhoods and their kids love them for the exciting storylines."
Kids and adults will also be tempted by the new dining options on Family Night as the chains launch a "breakfast-for-dinner" program. Restaurants will feature breakfast favorites like pancakes, waffles, sausages, sliced bacon, and eggs made to order at the Egg Action Station. The breakfast offerings will be available only on Thursday nights from 5 to 8 pm, in addition to other dishes typically served at the restaurants during dinner. Menus will vary by location.
"Families enjoy seeing what's new exclusively on Thursday Family Nights," said Crowder. "The introduction of Breakfast for Dinner puts a fun twist on this popular night."
Junior detectives will also have the opportunity to test their mystery skills at home with downloadable mystery-themed activities on the restaurant websites. For more information about April Family Night featuring Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, visit online at www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com and www.OldCountryBuffet.com.
About Ovation® Brands
Ovation® Brands currently operates 339 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 330 steak-buffet restaurants and nine Tahoe Joe's Famous Steakhouse restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan's® brands. Ovation employs over 17,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. Corporate headquarters are based in Greer, SC with a Corporate Support Center located in Eagan, MN. For more information, visit www.OvationBrands.com.
SOURCE Ovation Brands