Ponderosa Steakhouse specializes in flame-grilled steaks and chicken and seafood dishes with a buffet spread that includes cold salads, vegetables and desserts. With more than 250 locations, it offers franchising opportunities throughout the world. The chain s restaurants serve grilled and fried shrimp, saut ed onions and buttered mushrooms. Ponderosa Steakhouse provides special menus for children and seniors, as well as operates an electronic club that offers special birthday and meal discounts to members. The chain s restaurants sell gift cards of various denominations and provide online order placement services. In addition, Ponderosa Steakhouse offers catering services for birthday celebrations and family reunions. It is a part of Metromedia Steakhouses Company, which is a multiconcept, table-service restaurant group that maintains more than 800 locations worldwide under various banners, including Bennigan's, Steak and Ale and Bonanza Steakhouse.