Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® Ring in the New Year with Your Every Day Family: Win a VIP Trip to Hollywood to See The Middle

GREER, S.C.--()--Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are helping families start the new year with some humor by partnering with Warner Bros. Television’s popular situation comedy, The Middle, airing five times a week in syndication. The Lights. Camera. Vacation! Sweepstakes promotion will give away a VIP vacation for a family of five to Hollywood, California. Tune in to The Middle Monday through Friday, starting February 3, 2014 for your chance to win. Log on to TheMiddleWeekdays.com to see what time and TV station The Middle airs or visit any of the 331 Ovation® Brands buffet restaurants to learn more about sweepstakes.

“Partnering with a popular sitcom like The Middle emphasizes our focus on families,” said Alice Crowder, Vice President of Marketing for Ovation® Brands. “We continually strive to offer programs that appeal to young families, and this promotion is the perfect fit.”

Ovation Brands is a great promotional partner for The Middle, complementing all the family values the Hecks bring viewers each and every day in syndication. We are thrilled to be offering this exciting promotion to our viewers of The Middle five times a week," said Susan Kantor, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “We see this as a true win-win opportunity for our local stations, to garner increased visibility and viewership for the show in their market, and for Ovation Brands, to offer their customers a VIP experience at the legendary Warner Bros. Studio."

Win a Trip To Hollywood

Ovation® Brands (Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Fire® Mountain, Old Country Buffet, and Country Buffet®) are giving one lucky family of five a chance to walk among the stars in the television and movie capital of the world. The buffet restaurants along with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Entertainment Marketing Group will award a grand prize trip to Hollywood, California, where the winning family will visit the film set for The Middle, receive a VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studios, entry to Universal Hollywood theme park, deluxe hotel accommodations for four days/three nights, round trip airfare, and ground transportation. And the winning doesn’t stop there! The grand prize winner will also receive seasons one through three of The Middle on DVD and a $500 gift card good at Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Country Buffet, or Old Country Buffet. The estimated value of the grand prize is over $8,400.

Twenty runners-up will receive DVD libraries of The Middle seasons one through three and a $25 gift card to the buffet restaurants. Winners for the grand prize vacation and runner-up prizes will be chosen at random. Winners will be announced on or about March 3, 2014.

How To Register

The Lights. Camera. Vacation! Sweepstakes is free to participate. Watch the show, note The Middle family member of the day, and text it to 48307, or go to TheMiddleWeekdays.com to enter on the day the show airs. Standard message rates and carrier fees may apply to text entries. Check your local TV listings at TheMiddleWeekdays.com or visit www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com or www.OldCountryBuffet.com for show times and stations.

Entries will be accepted only Monday through Friday during the promotional period, February 3, 2014 - February 14, 2014. Limit five entries per person each day. Must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of and physically residing in one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia to participate.

For additional sweepstakes details or for official rules, visit www.TheMiddleWeekdays.com, www.Ryans.com, www.HomeTownBuffet.com, www.OldCountryBuffet.com, www.FireMountainBuffet.com, or www.CountryBuffet.com.

About Ovation® Brands

Ovation® Brands currently operates 340 restaurants in 35 states, comprised of 331 steak-buffet restaurants and nine Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse restaurants. The restaurants are principally operated under the Old Country Buffet®, HomeTown® Buffet and Ryan’s® brands. Ovation employs approximately 18,000 team members and serves approximately 100 million customers annually. Corporate headquarters are based in Greer, SC with a Corporate Support Center located in Eagan, MN. For more information, visit www.OvationBrands.com.

About The Middle

Emmy® winner Patricia Heaton stars in The Middle, a warm and witty single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations. Middle-aged, middle class and living in the middle of the country, Frankie Heck (Heaton) is a harried wife and working mother of three who uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact. Her unflappable husband, Mike (Neil Flynn), is a manager at the local quarry and her sardonic partner in the daily grind that is raising their average – yes, most definitely average – family. The show also stars Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher, and Atticus Shaffer.

The Middle is a half-hour comedy series filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Hollywood, California. The show was created by Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline. It is produced by Blackie and Blondie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

Contacts

Kim Miller 866-252-1750, Ext. 101
KMiller@InkLinkMarketing.com
or
Kampi Chaleunsouk 866-252-1750, Ext. 102
Kampi@InkLinkMarketing.com
or
James Pettit, 818-954-7283
James.Pettit@WarnerBros.com

Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are partnering with Warner Bros. and The Middle to send one lucky family on a VIP trip to Hollywood, Calif. The sweepstakes is free to enter and starts on February 3, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, and Old Country Buffet® are partnering with Warner Bros. and The Middle to send one lucky family on a VIP trip to Hollywood, Calif. The sweepstakes is free to enter and starts on February 3, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet, and Old Country Buffet are helping families start the new year with some humor by partnering with Warner Bros. and The Middle to give away a VIP vacation to Hollywood, Calif.

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Contacts

Kim Miller 866-252-1750, Ext. 101
KMiller@InkLinkMarketing.com
or
Kampi Chaleunsouk 866-252-1750, Ext. 102
Kampi@InkLinkMarketing.com
or
James Pettit, 818-954-7283
James.Pettit@WarnerBros.com