Ponderosa Steakhouse serves flame-grilled steaks, chicken and seafood with a buffet spread that includes cold salads, baked bread, vegetables and desserts. The restaurant has been franchising since 1966 and offers a buffet menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its lunch menu includes cheeseburgers and sandwiches. Ponderosa Steakhouse also serves grilled and fried shrimp, sauteed onions and buttered mushrooms. The restaurant offers a menu for seniors and children and operates an electronic club that provides special birthday offers and meal discounts to its members. In addition, it offers gift cards of several denominations for food and beverages, as well as provides online order placement services. Ponderosa Steakhouse offers franchising opportunities worldwide. It is a part of Metromedia Restaurant Group, a multiconcept table-service restaurant group, which operates more than 800 restaurants worldwide under various banners, including Bennigan's, Steak and Ale and Bonanza Steakhouse.