Ponderosa Steakhouse

  • Ponderosa Franchising Company
1311 N. Plano Rd. # 150
Richardson, TX 75081
  • (877) 526-6766 / (972) 244-8900
  • (972) 588-5806 (Fax)
  • Mr. Jason Head, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Welcome to Ponderosa Country. Where today’s families find the spirit of the Old West, the flavors they crave, and something-for-everyone variety. Ponderosa Steakhouses serve great steaks, seafood and sides along with an expansive Buffet featuring a variety of dishes including Fresh Vegetables and Fruit, Soups, Salads, Appetizers and Desserts. And a variety of Beef, Chicken, Seafood and Pasta offerings. When it comes to friendly atmosphere, our staff offers full-service at your table and a help-yourself Buffet.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1964

Franchising Since: 1966

Operating Units

Franchised Units 101 98.1%
Company-Owned Units 2 1.9%
Total Operating Units 103 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 70 68.0% In 15 States
Canada N/A N/A
International 33 32.0% In 6 Foreign Countries
Total 103 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Indiana 13
Michigan 11
Ohio 9

Registered in the following Registration States

Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member No
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff N/A
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $700,000
Cash Investment N/A
Total Investment $299.2-1,052.6K
Average Total Investment $676K


Initial Franchise Fee $40K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 4%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees N/A
Average Number of Part-Time Employees N/A
Space Needs (in square feet) None
Preferred Site Types N/A
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? No
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth N/A
General Business Experience N/A
Specific Industry Experience N/A
Formal Education N/A
Psychological Profile N/A
Personal Interviews N/A
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract N/A
Term of Renewal Period N/A
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 1
Canada No
Overseas Yes, Egypt
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