OMNI HOTELS AQUIRES 50% STAKE IN ACCLAIMED BOB'S STEAK & CHOP HOUSE BRAND

Irving, TX (January 22, 2009) – Omni Hotels announced today that it has acquired a 50% stake in the renowned Bob’s Steak & Chop House brand. Building on the restaurant’s culinary reputation, the hotel company will extend the steakhouse experience to additional locations in 2009. Bob’s currently has restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as well as at the Omni San Francisco Hotel. Recent expansions will include new restaurants at the Omni Tucson National Resort and the Omni Fort Worth Hotel this month. Additional locations at Omni Hotels as well as free-standing sites are also under consideration in top markets across the US.

“This new partnership with Bob’s enables us to further our culinary reputation with an exemplary dining experience for our guests,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. “Bob’s is one of America’s great steak houses, and it is a tremendous asset to our food and beverage portfolio as well as a wonderful dining destination for guests and locals alike.”

As an American prime steakhouse, Bob’s combines comfortable elegance, a lively atmosphere, big drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood. Guests enjoy a luxurious, clubby setting in which to gather and enjoy a special meal. 

“Since the opening of our first Bob’s Steak & Chop House in Dallas, TX in 1993, the name ‘Bob’s’ has been synonymous with a great steakhouse experience,” said Bill Lenox of Bob’s Steak & Chop House. “We have enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship with Omni Hotels and are looking forward to opening additional locations in select markets in the next few years.” 

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About Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Bob’s Steak & Chop House is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. Our formula is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit magazine calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again.” Quality and service are two of the main ingredients that make up our culture. Because of the caliber of our product, our servers exude a friendly confidence that charges the atmosphere in our restaurants with vitality. Award winning food, educated service and warm classic décor make dining at Bob’s an outstanding experience. Guests can locate restaurants, make reservations and learn more about Bob’s at bobs-steakandchop.com.

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