Ponderosa Steakhouses in Indiana Help Raise $7,777 in One Day for Tornado Victims

September 8, 2016

Kokomo, IN  (RestaurantNews.com)  It was more than 50 years ago that the first Ponderosa Steakhouse opened in Kokomo, Indiana, on Plate Street. But it took only hours for all the Ponderosa Steakhouse owners in Indiana to come together to raise funds for the victims of the tornadoes that ripped through Central Indiana on Wednesday, August 24, devastating homes, businesses and daily lives. On Sunday, August 28, the 13 Ponderosa Steakhouse restaurants held a “Buy One, Give One” full-day fundraiser and raised $7,777.77 for the American Red Cross, by donating $1.00 for each entrée or buffet sold.

Eugene McGarvey, who