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Lobsterfest 2017 | Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Results | 2017 FFA Golf Outing | DB03 Backpack Display | Poetry Corner - Mother's Day Edition | Welcome Mechanicsburg Marzoni's! | Rutgers Team Visits Lewistown | Easter Bunny Breakfast At Lewistown | Bedford Celebrates Willard Cup | Mr. Doyle Starry, Man of the Year | Bedford Celebrates | DuBois Dream Basketball Team | Trooper Weaver Fundraiser Results | Hoss's Attends PA State Farm Show | Trooper Weaver Fundraiser | Server Board In Huntingdon | Christmas Card Contest Winners | Veteran's Day 2016 | T-Shirt Design Contest Winner | DuBois Fall Decor | Stanley Cup Comes To Murrysville | Hoss's Food Show 2016 | Free Kids’ Meals Halloween Week | Somerset County Livestock Sale | Bedford Hoss's Raises Money For Bedford County 4H Barns | 911 Memorial Riders Stop at DuBois Hoss's | #10 Shamokin Dam Named Best Steak House | New Sauté Stations In Hossland | #26-Somerset Parade | #27-Lititz July 4 Parade | #32-Martinsburg Marquee | State College Tribute To Fallen Officers | New Laminate Flooring in Duncansville | The Challenge Program, Inc. Awards Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School | MDA Press Release | Hoss's Named In America's Best Casual Chain Steakhouses | Easter 2016 Festivities | Huntingdon IMPACT Committee Formed

Lobsterfest 2017  
by Nancy Campbell

On Friday, September 22, more than 525 people attended Lobsterfest for MS 2017 enjoying food, drink, music and auctions at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona, PA.  Many Hoss’s family members participated in this large local fundraiser which benefits the Keystone Branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Hoss’s is one of the major sponsors.  This event could never happen without the wonderful Hoss’s volunteers who help to make it such a success.

Attendees enjoyed a great meal of either a whole Maine lobster or a Hoss’s filet mignon, complete with steamed shrimp, salads, appetizers, and desserts.  Music for dancing, silent and live auctions are also a big part of the evening’s festivities.  Many Hoss’s family members, friends, and vendors helped by donating product and auction items, by buying tickets, and by volunteering their time and talents.  There are lots of other volunteers from the community, but the Hoss’s crew helps in every aspect of this event including organizing, decorating, preparing and serving the wonderful meals, and then cleaning up after the event.  Many in the community tell us that this is one fundraiser folks truly look forward to attending.

While I co-chair this event with my very good friend and former Hoss’s Manager, Donna Bon, there are many other Hoss’s family members who deserve the credit for their total dedication to this event year in and year out. Hoping that I have not forgotten anyone, I wish to thank the following Hossers (including former Hossers) for all that they did this year. Special thanks to Dan and Donna Bon, Bob Pleva, Bill and Julie Bratton, John and Rhonda Brown, Mark and Molly Spinazzola, Phil Sukenik, Bill Campbell, Pam Weakland, Dave Decker, Chip Gapshes, Rob Billet, Ann McKay, Tami Chadick, Deb Lehman, Pat Imler, Rich Hollingshead, Mark Shreffler, Todd Hill, Jenn and Sean Neff, Barb and Rocky Rhodes, Mark Ritko, Tom and Cynthia Smith, Billie Jo Walls, Jake Walls, Dan and Valerie Vandrew,  Patty and George Morgan, Ryan Mazoff, Carl Swope, Jim Fogle, J.J. Petrou, Dan Mutter, the HBS crew, Dawn Baier, Rebecca Moorehead, Tim Schmuck, Bridget Chesnut and Betsy (Hoover) Lehman. (Quite a list, isn't it? Now you can see what I mean about all of the Hoss's help.)

This was an especially busy year for our HBS and HFX guys who had both the annual Hoss’s Food Expo and Lobsterfest for MS in the same week.  We sure asked a lot of these guys that week and they rose to the challenge and pulled them both off beautifully.   

 I have a great appreciation for our DM’s and others who spend most of their evening cleaning lobsters.  It is such a hot, dirty, smelly job, but they always do it with smiles on their faces.  People who work with the Hoss’s crew are always so complimentary of their enthusiasm and dedication.  They are a great group to work with and always have a lot of fun at whatever task they are asked to do. All of the Hossers at this event are very special to me.

At this year's event we had great sponsors and great auction items, netting more than $42,000 for this very worthy cause. All of the proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society which is a non-profit organization working to find a cure for this debilitating disease that effects so many of our loved ones.

For the past 17 years, this group has worked very hard and helped to donate more than half a million dollars to this worthy cause.  The National MS Society is dedicated to serving the needs of people with MS and their families. We all look forward to the day when a cure is found and events such as this are no longer necessary.

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Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Results

Duncansville, PA: Hoss’s Steak and Sea House and sister company Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., along with the surrounding community, raised money to help aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

With the help of the community, Hoss’s and Marzoni’s will send a check to The Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund in the amount of $5,909.02 to help the hurricane victims.

Hoss’s Steak Sea House operates 35 restaurants and specializes in “cooked to order” meals offering a variety of steak, chicken, seafood and sandwiches, while dining in a family atmosphere. They are famous for their 100+ item Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bar that features warm breads, delicious fruits and desserts, and soft-serve ice cream.

Marzoni’s has 5 locations specializing in hand-made brick oven pizzas, Italian-American cuisine, and hand-crafted lagers and ales from their own microbrewery. They are a family-friendly restaurant that offers a full menu, boasting of mouth-watering pastas, steaks, seafoods, pizzas, sandwiches, and appetizers that can appeal to anyone’s appetite.

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2017 FFA Golf Outing

On July 20, 2017, the PA FFA held their Annual Golf Outing and Charity Auction.

This was the 25th year that Hoss’s was the title sponsor of this event, and Bill and Nancy Campbell were given a certificate and a gift as a token of appreciation for their dedication to this event.

FFA Golf Outing

Below is a photo of Hoss's/Marzoni's Golf Team that particpated in the event.

FFA Golf Team
Left to Right: Tim Schmuck and Dave Soellner - HCP; Brandon Soellner and Tyler Grace - Mechanicsburg Marzoni's

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DB-03 Backpack Display

Check out this HOSM Backpack Display at DuBois Hoss's!

DuBois Backpack Display

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Poetry Corner - Mother's Day Edition
by Phil Sukenik

Click here to read the Mother's Day Edition of Poetry Corner!

Happy Mother's Day!

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Welcome Mechanicsburg Marzoni's!

We would like to send congratulations and best wishes to the newest member of the family, Mechanicsburg Marzoni’s, as they officially opened their doors for business on May 1 at 3 p.m.!

Welcome aboard and good luck to Rich Hollingshead, Michele Asper, and the entire management team and crew in Mechanicsburg Marzoni’s!

Mechanicsburg Marzoni's

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Rutgers Team Visits Lewistown

On Saturday, April 22, the Rutgers Lacrosse Team visited the Hossman at Lewistown Hoss's!

Rutgers Lacrosse

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Easter Bunny Breakfast At Lewistown

On Saturday, April 8, Lewistown Hoss's hosted a "Breakfast With The Easter Bunny." It was a great turnout, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Lewistown Easter Bunny

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Bedford Celebrates Willard Cup

Tuesday night, February 21, we honored our Bedford Hoss's Management and Crew for their outstanding accomplishments for the year 2016. This included the Highest Sales in the company, winning the prestigious Willard Cup Award!

Click here for some photos highlighting the crew.

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Mr. Doyle Starry, Man of the Year

Mr. Doyle Starry (father of General Manager, Dan Starry) and Ms. Joyce Cooper (pictured) were named Punxsutawney's 2016 Man and Woman of the Year at Wednesday night's annual Groundhog Banquet.

Doyle Starry

Banquet highlights appear in today's edition of The Spirit. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit). Click here to see more.

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Bedford Hoss's Celebrates

Bedford Hoss's recently won the 2016 Hoss's Gift Card Contest for having the highest gift card sales with no decrease.

The management team was treated to dinner out at a local restaurant.

Click here to see pictures!

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DuBois Dream Basketball Team
by Kelly Divins, Houry Manager

Basketball and helping others have always been two things that DuBois resident, Albert Varacallo, III,  has been associated with.  So, it was only natural that he along with his brother Dominic and another DuBois resident, Rick Homer, combine the two as part of bringing  a top-level minor league basketball team to DuBois. 

The DuBois Dream got its first unofficial start by playing in last year's “The Basketball Tournament” in Philadelphia that was broadcasted on ESPN.  The team went with the hopes of winning prize money, not for themselves but for local causes such as the Dr. Albert  Varacallo Foundation (in memory of late father) and the Miracle Field Project for the City Park.  While the hopes of winning the prize came up short, the idea formed for the DuBois Dream to turn from a one-time team to an actual basketball franchise.

The “Dream” is not only about playing basketball on game days, it is more about community involvement, helping players pursue a career in basketball and help to develop the youth of the community while providing family-friendly fun entertainment at the same time. The DuBois Dream has already put on free clinics and camps for kids who are interested in basketball and having some fun, all while learning important skills in basketball and life.

As we all know, here at Hoss’s, community involvement is something that we strive to do. The picture below is from the first Meet and Greet Community Day the team had, and we have more community days scheduled with the team. Brad Divins (far right in picture), an almost 7-year employee at DuBois Hoss’s, is the Broadcaster for the team.

DuBois Dream Team

The team may only be in its inaugural season, but with hard work, dedication, and support, we see great things happening for them. We, here at DuBois Hoss’s, are proud to be able to support them, too.  We wish them all the best.  #DREAMBIG

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Overwhelming Community Support with the Hoss's Family Steak & Sea House Fundraising Event to Help Support The Family Of Fallen Police Officer, Trooper Landon Weaver

Duncansville, PA: Hoss’s Steak and Sea House would like to thank the community for raising $39,565.68, through our Fundraising Program, to benefit the family of Fallen Police Officer, Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed in the line of duty.

“Our company is built on the spirit of giving back to our communities. Not only did our Hoss’s family step up to the plate in a big way, our community came together and showed a tremendous amount of care and concern when it was needed most. It was truly heartwarming to see people coming together to help support the Weaver Family and Law Enforcement.” John Brown, President Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.

Hoss’s Steak Sea House operates 35 restaurants and specializes in “cooked to order” meals offering a variety of steak, chicken, seafood and sandwiches, while dining in a family atmosphere. They are famous for their 100+ item Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bar that features warm breads, delicious fruits and desserts, and soft-serve ice cream.

Below are links regarding the fundraiser for Trooper Weaver:

WJAC:

Local Restaurant Holds Fundraiser to Help Fallen Trooper Weaver's Family

Guest Pays For Huntingdon Trooper Meals

Hoss's To Help Weaver Family

 

Below is a donation box that was created by Shelly Tenney, Server at Cranberry Hoss's.

Cranberry Donation Box

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Hoss's Family Steak & Sea House Purchases the Reserve Steer at the annual Pennsylvania State Farm Show "Sale of Champions"

Harrisburg, PA: Hoss's CEO and Founder, Willard E. (Bill) Campbell, attended the Pennsylvania State Farm Show "Sale of Champions" in Harrisburg, PA, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The 16-acre Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America. It proudly recognizes Pennsylvania’s 50,000 farm families. Including something for everyone, the Farm Show provides opportunities to see the latest in agricultural technologies, Pennsylvania foods, and fine arts and crafts.

Mr. Campbell purchased the Reserve Champion Steer by bidding $12,500 for the crossbred Steer! The 1,380 lb. steer was raised by Justin Glossner of Clinton County. Mr. Campbell also purchased many other animals throughout the sale.

Farm Show 2017

Mr. Campbell, who has grown Hoss's Family Steak and Sea House restaurants to a total of 35 locations throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states, bids on the animals to support the youth involved in the 4-H and FFA organizations. He and his wife, Nancy, attend many of the livestock sales at the county fairs throughout the year. Mr. Campbell, a former member of the FFA, looks forward to attending the auctions to support the youth and to give something back to organizations that benefit deserving individuals.

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Hoss's Family Steak & Sea House Holds Fundraising Event to Help Support The Family Of Fallen Police Officer, Trooper Landon Weaver

Duncansville, PA: Hoss’s Steak and Sea House will hold a Community Fundraising Event on Saturday, January 7th, to help support the family of fallen officer, Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed in the line of duty last week.

On Saturday, January 7, 2017, guests may dine at any of the six participating local Hoss’s restaurants, and Hoss’s will donate 25% of your check to the family of Trooper Landon Weaver. The six locations are: Altoona, Duncansville, Bedford, Huntingdon, Lewistown, and State College. To participate, go to Hoss’s Facebook to print the page with the group number and take it to a participating location.

“We have decided to do something Hossome to help support the family, and we have chosen six local stores that are in the communities where we feel we can make the biggest impact for the local Weaver family. In addition, this weekend, all 35 of our restaurants will participate in the fundraising by placing a donation can in their dining room to allow guests and crew all over the state the opportunity to help support Trooper Weaver’s family.”

“This was a tragic and horrific event for the entire Weaver family and also for Law Enforcement across the state who courageously put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve us. Our donation is a way to give back and represents all of our employees who make up the entire Hoss’s family.” John Brown, President Hoss’s Steak and Sea House.

Hoss’s Steak Sea House operates 35 restaurants and specializes in “cooked to order” meals offering a variety of steak, chicken, seafood and sandwiches, while dining in a family atmosphere. They are famous for their 100+ item Soup, Salad, and Dessert Bar that features warm breads, delicious fruits and desserts, and soft-serve ice cream.

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Server Board In Huntingdon

Below is a picture of the current server board in Huntingdon that was created by server, Gabrielle McMahon-Green. What a great way to educate our crew members on promotional and featured menu items!

Server Board Huntingdon

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Christmas Card Contest Winners

Our annual Christmas Card contest was another success! We received many fun cards from the little ones in Hossland. There were lots of great cards to choose from but the winning design that was voted on was created by Hailey Hite (10 yrs. old). Hailey is the daughter of Ashley Hite from our Bedford Hoss’s. Congratulations, Hailey!

Additional winning designs are listed below and each will receive a prize pack in the near future! Congratulations and thank you to all who submitted designs

2nd place tie Shayna Keebler (14) - Mother is Kathy Keebler of Lititz and Lauren Greeley (6) - Grandfather is Ken Miller of the Home Office

3rd place Kayle Hurley (11) - Grandmother is Donna Brady of Shamokin Dam.

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Veteran's Day 2016

#10-Shamokin Dam - Below is a tribute to the Fallen Soldier created by Server, Nanci Koch.

Shamokin Dam

#03-DuBois - By Kelly Divins, Hourly Manager

"We don't know them all, but we owe them all." What a great saying for Veterans Day. Here in DuBois, we had the privilege of serving even more Veterans Meals this year than last. This year, we decided to do a little extra for our Veterans. We made up "Thank you for your service" cards with an attached $1 Hoss Buck, and also made a basket with Hoss's items, patriotic blanket, some coupons (just a small gesture to show our gratitude). The basket was won by Matthew Hanna. Thank you to Matthew and all Veterans. It has been our pleasure to serve you.

DuBois

#48-St. Marys - Below are photos of some of the Veterans we had the pleasure of serving:

St. Marys

St. Marys

#08-Greensburg - Check out the great decorations and happy crew members:

Greensburg

Greensburg

Greensburg

Greensburg
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Employee T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Christie Pleger, Assistant Manager at Meadville Hoss's, is the winner of our Employee T-Shirt Design Contest! You will see her awesome design in the near future.

T-Shirt Design

Below is a photo of Christie in the new Penguins Jersey she won!

Christie Pleger

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Lobsterfest 2016  
by Nancy Campbell

Lobsterfest for MS 2016 was another spectacular success. On Friday, September 23, 2016, more than 500 people attended, enjoying food, drink, music and auctions at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona, PA.  Many Hoss’s family members participated in this large local fundraiser which benefits the Keystone Branch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Hoss’s is one of the major sponsors.  I can’t imagine this event ever happening without the wonderful Hoss’s volunteers who help to make it such a success.

Attendees enjoyed a great meal of either a whole Maine lobster or a Hoss’s filet mignon, complete with steamed shrimp, salads, appetizers, and desserts.  Music for dancing, silent and live auctions are also a big part of the evening’s festivities.  Many Hoss’s family members, friends, and vendors helped by donating product and auction items, by buying tickets, and by volunteering their time and talents.  There are lots of other volunteers from the community, but the Hoss’s crew helps in every aspect of this event including organizing, decorating, preparing and serving the wonderful meals, and then cleaning up after the event.  Many in the community tell us that this is one fundraiser folks truly look forward to attending.

While I co-chair this event with my very good friend and former Hoss’s Manager, Donna Bon, there are many other Hoss’s family members who deserve the credit for their total dedication to this event year in and year out. Hoping that I have not forgotten anyone, I wish to thank the following Hossers (including former Hossers) for all that they did this year. Special thanks to Dan and Donna Bon, Bob and Karen Pleva, Bill and Julie Bratton, John and Rhonda Brown, Mark and Molly Spinazzola, Bill Campbell, Pam Weakland, Dave Decker, Chip Gapshes, Rob Billet, Ann McKay, Tami Chadick, Troy Horner, Pat Imler, Rich Hollingshead, Nancy Homan, Jenn and Sean Neff, Barb and Rocky Rhodes, Mark Ritko, Tom and Cynthia Smith, Billie Jo and Jake Walls, Krista Soellner, Dan and Valerie Vandrew,  Patty Morgan, Ryan Mazoff, Carl Swope, Jim and Sandy Fogle, J.J. Petrou, Dan Mutter, Damian Gilley, Dawn Baier, Rebecca Moorehead, Tim Schmuck, Bridget Chesnut and Betsy (Hoover) Lehman. (Quite a list, isn't it? Now you can see what I mean about all of the Hoss's help.)   

People who work with the Hoss’s crew are always so complimentary of their enthusiasm and dedication.  They are a great group to work with and always have a lot of fun at whatever task they are asked to do. (I have a great appreciation for some of our DMs and others who spend most of their evening cleaning lobsters.  It is such a hot, dirty, smelly job, but they always do it with smiles on their faces.)  All of the Hossers at this event are very special to me.

At this year's event we had more sponsors than ever before and more and better auction items.  We made almost as much money as last year which was our best year ever, moneywise. We netted more than $46,000 for this very worthy cause. All of the proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society which is a non-profit organization working to find a cure for this debilitating disease that effects so many of our loved ones.

What is especially noteworthy this year is that after sixteen years of working hard to make Lobsterfest for MS successful, we have now raised more than half a million dollars for this very worthy cause.  Wow!!!  I find this truly amazing, and I am so very proud to be a part of this remarkable team.  The National MS Society is dedicated to serving the needs of people with MS and their families. We all look forward to the day when a cure is found and events such as this are no longer necessary.

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DuBois Fall Decor

Below is a picture of the Fall decor in DuBois. The mounted turkey is on loan from a local business, Cessna's Taxidermy.

DuBois Fall Decor

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Stanley Cup Comes To Murrysville
by Amy Topole, General Manager

Stanley CupOn Saturday, October 15, 2016, the mayor of Murrysville, Robert Brooks, brought the Stanley Cup to Hoss's in Murrysville. He is part owner of the penguins.  He first had 500 to 600 of his friends and family, people from his church, the Boys Scouts, Police Officers, etc., come in and see the cup.  We provided over 300 donuts and fruit trays and bagels.  The dining room was flooded, and you could feel the amazing energy in the building.

At 10 a.m., we let the public of Murrysville in to see it, and they lined up as early as 7:30 a.m.! The line extended all around the tables in the dining room, through the salad bar, out the door, and down the sidewalk.  It was amazing! The Hossman also came and entertained all of the children and adults.

Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup

It was a great day, and I hope the mayor chooses to visit us again!

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Hoss's Food Show 2016
by Wendi Cushion

On Wednesday September 21, 2016, we held our 5th Annual Hoss’s Food Expo and Golf Outing at the Huntingdon Country Club. There were 30 vendors present with over 120 different products being displayed. Our valued suppliers and brokers showcased these new items and discussed the new upcoming food and menu trends. Our General Managers, District Managers, and Corporate Staff were divided into 23 groups and assigned a starting table. Each group then had an opportunity to sample and discuss the products being displayed before moving on to the next table. At the end of the event, everyone was asked to fill out a product evaluation form and give their comments about the products displayed at the tables. These evaluation forms are a valuable tool for the Product Menu Team to pursue future menu trends and opportunities.

Hoss's Food Show 2016

After the Food Show Event, The Award for Best Decorated Booth is given out. Each year, we have a theme for our Food Expo and the Brokers and Vendors decorate accordingly. The Unilever booth took the prize for Best Decorated Booth and was presented with a trophy. Following on the heels of the Food Expo, we had a fun-filled afternoon of golf planned for everyone. Once again, Mother Nature cooperated by providing us with a perfect day! A great time was had by all on the golf course. Dinner followed later in the afternoon, and some great prizes were awarded to our outstanding General Managers. It was certainly a great day of food, fun, and fellowship with our attending Hoss’s team, as well as our “HOSM” brokers and supplier guests.

Hoss's Food Show 2016

We had an awesome group of volunteers again this year from the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center. Each one of these wonderful volunteers are pursuing a career in the Food Industry. They helped us get set up the day of the event, tear down, and judged our “Best Decorated Table” contest. They also had the opportunity to participate with our Hoss and Marzoni groups trying all the food samples and interacting with our brokers and suppliers. We would like to say a special thank you to these volunteers! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!

Hoss's Food Show 2016

Click here to view a video that shows examples of the products that were presented at the Food Show. (At bottom of Hoss's logo, hover over it, and hit the play button.) These products were presented by Rich's Products.

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Free Kids’ Meals Halloween Week

We will give away a free kids’ meal with the purchase of an adult meal for all those 12 and under who wear their costume to Hoss’s on Friday, October 28, through Monday, October 31.  We will advertise this through LSM and Facebook.  Stores should also advertise this on your marquee as it gets closer. 

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Somerset County Livestock Sale
by Charles Sandy, Hourly Manager at Somerset

My sons, Jacob and Tyler, and I would like to thank Bill and Nancy Campbell for buying their 2016 lambs at the Somerset County Fair.

Jacob is in Meyersdale FFA, and Tyler is in the 4H White Oaks. Jacob placed 4th in his group, and Tyler placed 3rd in his class.

Charles Sandy

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Bedford Hoss's Raises Money For Bedford County 4H Barns
by James Petrou, General Manager

Bedford Hossers recently offered lunch to the buyers at the Bedford County Fair Sale Barn. The money earned from the meal was donated evenly amongst the four sale barns (Beef, Lamb, Goat, and Swine) that contribute to the sale. Overall, we donated $4,000 back to the 4H Barns!

Bedford 4H Barn

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911 Memorial Riders Stop at DuBois Hoss's
by Jill Bohensky, Hourly Manager

Once again, Hoss's in Dubois was honored to be a lunch stop for the Rochester, NY, Chapter of America's 911 Memorial Ride.   We also held a Community Night for the group to help raise money for the foundation.

911 Memorial Riders

This group is also hauling a 911 steel monument made by Steel Crazy Iron Art for the ride. We wish the riders a safe ride.

911 Memorial Riders

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#10 Shamokin Dam Named Best Steak House

Shamokin Dam Hoss's was recently named "Best Steak House" in the "Best of the Susquehanna River Valley." Congratulations!

Shamokin Dam

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New Sauté Stations In Hossland
By Rob Billet, Director of Menu Development

We are currently in the process adding new Sauté Stations to several of our Hoss locations. This will replace the steamers we currently use throughout the company.  This new equipment has allowed us to improve the product in respect to those products we currently do on the steamer.

Saute StationThe Sauté station includes a four-burner stove on which we utilize sauté pans to make our shrimp and scallops, both regular and scampi style. Sautéing these products produces a much nicer presentation as well as a slightly sweeter taste from the quick sauté rather than steam cooking. We also utilize the sauté pans to cook our current seasonal vegetable, zucchini.

We also have a convection oven as part of this battery in which we cook the stuffed chicken, kid’s pizza, whitefish, and tilapia. Additionally, we have a salamander (cheese melter, broiler) as part of this station as well. We use the salamander to finish the whitefish and tilapia products, giving them a much nicer finished presentation.

A small flat top griddle is the last item included in this station. We use this to do the ham ‘n swiss, pulled pork, grilled cheese, salmon, and meatball products.

Another upside to this new piece of equipment is less repairs and maintenance as well as less expense if something should not be properly working.

As we move forward with sauté stations in all Hoss locations, it will give us some opportunity to try many new items as short-term promotions and possibly new menu items.  This includes gumbos, jambalayas, and different pasta applications to name a few.

By year’s end, we will have sauté stations in 13 Hoss locations including: SD, HM, HT, WY, ET, IN, MR, EY, MD, DV, MC, LZ, and RT.  We hope to have all stores rolled out by the end of 2018.

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#26-Somerset Parade

Somerset Hoss's recently participated in the annual Somerset Parade. The Hossman was a big hit, and children colored coloring sheets that were used to decorate the float!

Somerset Parade 

  

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#27-Lititz July 4 Parade

Lititz July 4 Parade

Lititz Parade Lititz Parade

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#32-Martinsburg Marquee

Check out Martinsburg's marquee advertising our new ribs!

Martinsburg Marquee

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State College Tribute To Fallen Officers

Below is a photo of a table that Jason Lehman in State College Hoss's set up in their store.  This table symbolizes the 5 police officers that were killed last week in Dallas.  At each setting, there is a card that tells a story about each officer.  Thank you, Jason, for the wonderful tribute!

Fallen Officer Tribute

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New Laminate Flooring in Duncansville

Check out the new laminate flooring that was installed at Duncansville Hoss's in place of carpet. It is beautiful, and preliminary feedback has been excellent!

Duncansville Flooring

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May 16, 2016 - The Challenge Program, Inc. Awards Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School

The Challenge Program, Inc., distributed financial awards to the seniors at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School for excelling in the areas of Attendance, Academic Improvement, Academic Excellence, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and Community Service. G.A.P. Federal Credit Union and Hoss’s Family Restaurants are the sponsors of the program at the school.

Challenge Program

Left to right: Sara Deyarmin (The Challenge Program, Inc.), Sharon Lehman (G.A.P. Federal Credit Union), Diane Lopez (G.A.P. Federal Credit Union), Mark Ritko (Hoss’s Family Restaurants), Rachael Angermeier (Attendance), Emre Cardakli (Community Service), Colton West (Academic Improvement) & Katrina Gleason (STEM) and Casey Holliday (Academic Excellence) absent from photo.

The Challenge Program, Inc.’s mission is a Program for ALL Students, connecting business and education and motivating students to build solid work habits required for their future. Since 2003, the Program has reached more than 500,000 students and has awarded more than $3 million to students.

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MDA Press Release

Hoss's raised $7,000 for MDA! Click here to view the MDA Press Release.

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Hoss's Named In America's Best Casual Chain Steakhouses

Hoss's Steak and Sea House was recently named #6 in America's 13 Best Casual Chain Steakhouses.

Click here for the article on msn.com!

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Easter 2016 Festivities

#49-Enola:

We all got into the Easter spirit, and the kids loved it!

Easter At Enola

Congratulations to Kolten from Greencastle, PA. He was the winner of our Easter Basket full of goodies!

Kolten

#26-Somerset:

Somerset Hoss's had the Easter Bunny come for the afternoon, and we had prizes and special treats! It was quite a success... Kids came in their Easter best to get their pictures taken!

Somerset

#03-DuBois

On March 25 and 26, DuBois Hoss's held a magical Easter show with Pinky hosting. She entertained over 100 children with magic tricks, balloon animals, and treat bags. Pinky was thrilled to perform for the children, just as they were excited for all of the Easter tricks she had up her sleeves!

We put together two baskets (one for for a boy and one for a girl) and had a prize drawing for each one. The kids were super excited to receive their prize baskets!

Pictured below are the winners, Brielle and Daniel, Pinky the Magical Easter Bunny, and The (Shanin) Yale Family!

       Brielle          Daniel

       Pinky          Yale Family 

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Huntingdon IMPACT Committee Formed
by Mark Shreffler, General Manager

A professor of mine once said that "employees are an employer's greatest asset."  After being in the front lines for almost 10 years, it wasn't until I stepped into a Management role that I truly understood the significance.  If we can truly recognize this and listen, we are one step closer to success.  I am humbled to be the Leader of our Huntingdon store where I can challenge our crew and Management Team to make a positive difference in the workplace. 

On Thursday February 24th, we introduced the first Quarterly IMPACT Committee meeting in our store.  Similar to the Input/Feedback meetings, this committee was formed to give the crew a voice and to address any issues or concerns in regards to employee relations.  The Committee is comprised of 11 members, nominated by their peers and managers, including 2 representatives from Greeting Center, and 3 from Serving, Prep & Salad Bar, and Kitchen & Dish. 

The objectives of IMPACT are as follows:    
TO PROVIDE AND PRODUCE:

  • Information sharing through open communication
  • Motivation through a shared vision
  • Productivity through unity
  • Accountability for collective achievements
  • Commitment to conflict resolution
  • Teamwork through mutual respect

Captain D. Michael Abrashoff said in his book It's Your Ship "...the people who do the nuts-and-bolts work on a ship constantly see things that officers don't."  It's crucial that we do what we can as leaders in the store to "see the ship through the crew's eyes."  It is through the implementation of  IMPACT that we hope to accomplish this.  We look forward to our success in 2016 and years to come. 

Huntingdon IMPACT

Front: Linda McElhoes, Darla Yocum, Becky Diggins
Center: Anna Kustenborder, Katie Gipe, Amber Schwaderer, Lisa Bigelow, Michele Norris
Back: Tami Smith - District Manager, Jeff Schwaderer - Assistant Manager, Carl Fouse, Matthew Mentzer, Michael Giordano, Dan Isenberg - Associate Manager, Mark Shreffler - General Manager

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