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MRG taps Hoffman to lead Bonanza, Ponderosa

PLANO Texas Metromedia Restaurant Group said it has named Robert Hoffman president of its family-steakhouse group, which includes more than 300 Bonanza and Ponderosa restaurants.

He replaces Gary Schneider, who left to pursue other opportunities, the company said.

The appointment marks a return to MRG for Hoffman, who worked in a variety of roles for the company from 1983 to 1994.

Hoffman later founded RJH Hospitality Consulting LLC in 2000 and previously has served as senior vice president of Tanner’s Corner Grill and vice president of operations and training for Miami Subs Grill.

MRG, based here, also is parent to the Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale concepts. The company operates or franchises more than 800 restaurants in 16 countries.

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