Old Country Buffet® Gets Into The Spirit Of Giving, All 14 Minnesota Restaurants Accepting Donations For Toys For Tots(SM) This Holiday Season

Mon Dec 9, 2013 8:39pm EST

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Old Country Buffet® Gets Into The Spirit Of Giving, All 14 Minnesota Restaurants Accepting Donations For Toys For Tots(SM) This Holiday Season

Restaurants and Eagan, Minn. corporate office collecting toys and donations through December 17

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EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- All Minnesota Old Country Buffet® restaurants are partnering with Toys For TotsSM to help make the holidays brighter for local children. All 14 buffet restaurants in Minnesota, the Eau Claire, Wis. Old Country Buffet, and the Corporate Support Center for Ovation® Brands, parent company of Old Country Buffet, are collecting new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations now through December 17, 2013. Each person who donates will receive from Old Country Buffet a $1 off coupon good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Donors may choose to use their coupon during the current visit or reserve for a future visit. One coupon offer per person per day.

"Minnesota is a key market for Old Country Buffet. Our brand originated here, and holds a significant amount of history," said Keith Kravcik, Chief Financial Officer for Ovation Brands and head of the Corporate Support Center. "We're very committed to our communities, and are honored to partner with Toys For Tots to help further their mission of helping children."

The following are the addresses for the Old Country Buffet collection sites:

14150 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville
3580 Main St., Coon Rapids
5526 W. Broadway, Crystal
1600 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth
6540 University Ave., Fridley
13603 Grove Drive, Maple Grove
3000 White Bear Ave., Maplewood
1861 Adams St., Mankato
1300 Salem Road SW, Rochester
9 E. 66 St., Richfield
2480 Fairview Ave., Roseville
3333 Division St., St. Cloud
2000 S. Robert St., West St. Paul
7433 Currell Blvd., Woodbury

2613 E. Clairemont, Eau Claire

The Ovation Brands Corporate Support Center is also collecting donations at 1020 Discovery Road, Suite 100 in Eagan, Minn.

"We are encouraging our local communities to join us in this initiative for Toys For Tots, but our staff members are also stepping up to the plate to help. We've collected over 100 toys and more than $1,000 in donations to date," said Kravcik.

For more information about Old Country Buffet, visit online at www.OldCountryBuffet.com.

About Ovation® Brands
In the Fall of 2013, Buffets, Inc., one of the nation's largest restaurant companies, marked its 30th anniversary.  New executive leadership spearheaded a reinvention of its structure and culture and subsequently renamed the corporation Ovation® Brands. 

Ovation® Brands currently operates 341 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 332 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 approximately 18,000 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.

About Toys For TotsSM
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for TotsSM Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children. For more information, visit www.ToysForTots.org.

SOURCE Ovation Brands

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