SOURCE: Santa Fe Holding Company, Inc.

February 17, 2009 13:59 ET

Santa Fe Cattle Co. to Help Families of Last Week's Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Santa Fe Holding Co., Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFHD), the parent company of Santa Fe Cattle Co., announced today that on this Wednesday, February 18th, the company has decided to donate half of all the revenue generated at the Ardmore, OK store on that day to the families directly affected by these devastating storms. Santa Fe Holding Co. is a restaurant holding company which currently owns and operates 30 Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurants located throughout 6 states. The company currently has 12 stores in the great state of Oklahoma.

"As most of you are aware, there was a tragic tornado one mile north of our Ardmore, OK location in which 8 families had at least one death and one 13-year-old girl lost both of her parents," stated Danny York, CEO of Santa Fe Cattle Co. Mr. York went on to say, "We have coordinated our efforts to let the community know by teaming up with local newspapers and radio stations. We are expecting a record turnout and are encouraging everyone in the community to come enjoy some great food for an even greater cause. Our hearts and prayers are with everyone that suffered in this tragic event. Oklahoma has been especially kind and supportive of Santa Fe Cattle Co. and we feel it's not only the right thing to do but our duty and obligation to give back to the community in any small way we can. Thank you for your support in this effort. Please remember these families in your prayers."

Investors can learn more about the company, the food, store locations, and future restaurant sites on our website: www.santafecattle.com.

About Santa Fe Holding Co.

Publicly traded Santa Fe Holding Company (PINKSHEETS: SFHD) of Brentwood, Tennessee, operates Santa Fe Cattle Co., one of the nation's fastest growing casual dining "roadhouse" steak restaurant chains. Started in 1996, it provides customers with a unique blend of perfectly aged USDA Choice steaks, ribs, fajitas, Texas Hill Country-influenced homemade sauces and dressings, and mouth-watering Chuck Wagon favorites developed exclusively for the company. Each restaurant's distinctive signature decor includes a Big Ass Fan, which can be seen on their website at www.bigassfans.com. This unique atmosphere creates a fun, nostalgic, down-home, family-oriented atmosphere reminiscent of the Old West with simply awesome food, amazingly friendly service -- all at a reasonable price. For more information, visit: www.santafecattle.com.

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