SOURCE: Santa Fe Holding Company, Inc.

January 16, 2008 11:00 ET

Santa Fe Holding Company Beats Expectations With Sales Up Over 57% for 2007

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - Santa Fe Holding Co., Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFHD), the parent company of Santa Fe Cattle Co., announced today that preliminary total sales for fiscal year 2007, which ended December 30, 2007, were up over 57% from the previous year. Santa Fe Holding Co. is a restaurant holding company which currently owns and operates 20 Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurants located throughout 7 states.

Total sales were $33,950,800 compared to last year's $21,580,411, up over 57% from the previous year. 2007 was the forth year in a row of record sales growth for Santa Fe. "While it will be a few weeks before our final numbers are tallied, we are very excited about our company's continued strong, consistent growth," announced Danny York, Chairman of the company. Mr. York went on to state "that operating profit should also be up over 38% once our final numbers come in." Santa Fe Cattle Co. opened a record 8 new stores in 2007. Mr. York went on to say that "we expect 2008 to be another banner year for us as we will open 10 new stores and expect sales to increase by over 85%. We currently have 4 stores under construction and will open our 21st store in 2 weeks in Tulsa, Ok." Mr. York also noted that the other 6 locations slated for 2008 are all under contract and will start construction in the next 30-90 days.

Santa Fe will continue to keep investors apprised of the company's financials by providing quarterly updates on the company's web site as well as

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Santa Fe Holding Company is the holding company for one of the nation's fastest growing casual dining "roadhouse" steak restaurant chains with locations in seven states. Santa Fe Cattle Co., started in 1996, provides customers with a unique blend of perfectly aged USDA Choice steaks and mouth-watering Chuck Wagon favorites developed exclusively for Santa Fe Cattle Co. The menu contains a melting pot of Texas Hill Country influences, from south of the border enchiladas and fajitas to hearty sausage and authentic flavored sauces and dressings that can only be found at a Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurant. Each store has a "Big Ass Ceiling Fan" encompassing the entire dining room with customers enjoying the casual, nostalgic family oriented atmosphere reminiscent of the old west. The company, located in Brentwood, TN, was established to provide customers with great food, awesome service, in a fun atmosphere, all at a reasonable price.

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