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Ponderosa Steakhouse(see Ponderosa (restaurant)) and Bonanza Steakhouse are a chain of buffet/steakhouse restaurants. They are two of the most franchised subsidiaries of Metromedia Restaurant Group.
Unlike other chains with two names like Checkers/Rally's, which uses only one of the names in a given region, restaurants in a given region could be named either Bonanza or Ponderosa. This is because Bonanza and Ponderosa were separate companies, which were later merged together under MetroMedia - so the names overlap depending on who had restaurants where prior to merger.
The names of the restaurants are derived from the classic TV series Bonanza, which was set at a place called Ponderosa Ranch. In fact, the Bonanza chain was started... more
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