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Company Overview of Ovation Brands, Inc.

Company Overview

Ovation Brands, Inc. operates restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants include steak-buffet and steakhouse restaurants with a menu ranging from grilled-to-order steaks, single-serve dishes, scratch-made soups, entrees and desserts, beverage bars, buffets, chops and grilled seafood, and others. Ovation Brands, Inc. was formerly known as Buffets, Inc. and changed its name to Ovation Brands, Inc. in October 2013. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota. Ovation Brands, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Buffets Holdings, Inc.

1020 Discovery Road

Suite 100

Eagan, MN 55121

United States

Founded in 1983





Key Executives for Ovation Brands, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 55
Co-Founder and President
Age: 70
Age: 67
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 53
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ovation Brands, Inc. Key Developments

Ovation Brands Announces Executive Appointments

Ovation Brands announces 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, who have been spearheading re-concepting efforts across the enterprise in executive leadership capacities, will be assuming new roles as divisional chiefs for the Buffet and Ryan's brands, respectively and both will report to chief operating officer Greg Graber.

Ovation Brands Announces Appointment of Robert Crews as Senior Vice President of Marketing

Ovation Brands announced the appointment of Robert Crews as Senior Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Crews will oversee a team of in-house professionals, plus outside agencies responsible for all marketing, advertising and brand management for the entire Ovation Brands portfolio with a particular focus on reinvention efforts underway in the Ryan's(R), Old Country Buffet(R) and Hometown(R) Buffet concepts. He will report to Anthony Wedo, Chief Executive Officer. Crews' responsibilities will include overseeing advertising, merchandising, media buying, consumer insights, research, decor and concept work, new product development, as well as promotions, public relations, and field and local store marketing. Crews brings to Ovation Brands more than 20 years of consumer marketing experience. He recently served as Executive Vice President -- Chief Marketing Officer for Church's Chicken(R), where he engineered a turnaround of the brand and helped drive positive domestic system-wide sales results. He also served as Vice President, Marketing -- International for The Wendy's Group, in all countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Ovation Brands, Inc. Presents at Milken Institute Global Conference 2014, Apr-29-2014 09:30 AM

Ovation Brands, Inc. Presents at Milken Institute Global Conference 2014, Apr-29-2014 09:30 AM. Venue: Lon Angeles, California, United States. Speakers: Anthony D. Wedo, Chief Executive Officer and Director.

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