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Santa Fe Holding Company, Inc. Announced Today That It Has Broken Ground on its 25th Store Located in McComb, MS

BRENTWOOD, TN, Jan 29, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Santa Fe Holding Co., Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SFHD), Santa Fe Holding Company, parent company to the Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurant chain, announced today that it has broken ground on its 25th store located in McComb, MS. Santa Fe Holding Co. is a restaurant holding company which currently owns and operates 21 Santa Fe Cattle Co. restaurants located throughout 7 states.

Danny York, Chairman of the company, was at the ground breaking and did an interview with the local paper and radio station. The store will be built by Clark Construction which is based in McComb, MS. Clark Construction is also currently building a restaurant for Santa Fe in Ardmore, Ok. This will be the 3rd location for the company in the state of Mississippi. In explaining why they are high on Mississippi, York went on to say, "We recently opened a store in Columbus and it broke every sales record in our history, so we are very bullish on the state of Mississippi." The McComb restaurant on Apache Drive is the company's third in Mississippi, with the others located in Columbus and Tupelo. Mr. York also added that the company is looking at several other locations in Mississippi at this time.

The company currently has 21 locations open with four new locations under construction and 5 additional locations contracted and ready to break ground during the next two quarters. Santa Fe Cattle Co. is one of the fastest growing concepts in the restaurant industry, ending 2007 with total revenue up more than 57% over last year. The company currently has property bought or under contract to open 10 new stores in calendar year 2008.

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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.