Ponderosa Steakhouse is a chain of buffet/steakhouse restaurants founded in the U.S in 1965 at Kokomo, Indiana. At present the company has over 200 steak houses around the world. Ponderosa's menu includes steaks, seafood, and chicken entrées, all of which come with the buffet, and a choice of potato. Buffets at the restaurants are typically divided into four different sections:
Contains fruits, several pre-made salads, and an array of ingredients from which patrons may build their own salad.
Hot food bar:
Offers several side dishes like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and rice pilaf, plus several off-menu entrée items like fried chicken, grouper and meatloaf.
Each restaurant offers assorted soups and crackers.
The dessert bar features all-you-can-eat soft-serve ice cream with toppings, and desserts like apple crisp, gelatin, and bread pudding.