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Omni Hotels and its Partner Bill Lenox Form Agreement with Lemmon Avenue
Holdings, the New Owners of the Original Bob's Steak & Chop House in Dallas,
to Continue Operations Under Brand Name

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 21, 2009 - Following the recent sale of the original location to Lemmon Avenue Holdings, BSCH, Inc. - the partnership between Omni Hotels & Resorts and Bill Lenox which owns the restaurant's brand - has reached an agreement for the renowned restaurant to continue to operate as a Bob's Steak & Chop House. In January, Omni acquired a 50 percent stake in the Bob's Steak & Chop House brand after helping to expand to new Tucson and Fort Worth locations within Omni Hotels. Omni and Lenox have met with the new owners and agreed to carry on the name.

"We are pleased that the original location will continue to operate as part of this great steakhouse brand and believe the new owners have a great passion for the restaurant," said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels. "This location set the mark for exceptional steaks, ambience and service, and we look forward to it upholding that standard."

"I'm thrilled that the restaurant will stay within the Bob's family," said Jessica Smith, owner of Lemmon Avenue Holdings and managing member of Bob's on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. "We look forward to carrying on the tradition of excellence Bob's has established." Bob’s orginal location since 1993 is located on Lemmon at Wycliff, (4300 Lemmon Avenue) just north of Uptown. 

As a prime American steakhouse, Bob's combines comfortable elegance, big drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood. Guests enjoy a luxurious, clubby setting in which to gather and enjoy a special meal. Bob Sambol, the founder of the Bob's Steak & Chop House, will remain as general manager of restaurant operations of the Lemmon Avenue location. 

Building on the reputation earned in the original Dallas location, Bob’s now has restaurants in San Francisco, Tucson, Fort Worth and in the Dallas suburbs of Plano and Grapevine. Each Bob’s has created a fine reputation of its own by tightly adhering to the high standards created at the first Bob’s.

About Bob's Steak & Chop House
Bob's Steak & Chop House is a nationally renowned steak house specializing in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. Our formula is simple: incredible meat, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts. Classic steak house food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appetit magazine calls "the kind of fare you'll want to go back for again and again." Quality and service are two of the main ingredients that make up our culture. Because of the caliber of our product, our servers exude a friendly confidence that charges the atmosphere in our restaurants with vitality. Award winning food, educated service and warm classic decor make dining at Bob's an outstanding experience. Guests can locate restaurants, make reservations and learn more about Bob's at

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 45 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni.


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Also See: Profile: Bob Sambol Taking Steak HouseVenture to San Francisco's Omni Hotel / Aug 2001

CNL Lifestyle Properties Appoints Omni Hotels to Manage the Mount Washington Resort located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire / August 2009

Michael J. Deitemeyer Named President, Omni Hotels / July 2004

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