SOURCE: Santa Fe Holding Company, Inc.

December 11, 2007 10:30 ET

Santa Fe Holding Company Reports a 57% Increase in Revenue for the Last 48 Week Period

BRENTWOOD, TN--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - Santa Fe Holding Company (PINKSHEETS: SFHD), the parent company of Santa Fe Cattle Co., announced today that total revenue increased 57% in the 48 week period ending 12/2/07 compared to the same 48 week period last 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 revenue was $29,952,437 compared to revenue of $19,078,964 last year during the same 48 week period. Company Chairman Danny York noted that the company was on track to meet its total revenue projection of $33,000,000 for 2007. York also stated, "The company just opened its 8th new store for 2007 on December 10th in Gadsden, AL. The new prototype that we have developed and built on the last four sites has gone beyond meeting our sales expectations. The newer stores are doing more sales per sq. foot than we ever expected and this makes our ROI enviable." York went on to add that the company has four new stores under various stages of construction and those stores will open in the 1st quarter of 2008. He also explained that the company has all 10 sites either under construction or under contract for 2008. "Santa Fe Cattle Co. will meet its growth projection of opening 10 new stores in 2008," York added. Santa Fe Cattle Co. is one of the fastest growing restaurant chains in America.

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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 7 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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