Ponderosa International Development Inc. has signed a deal to expand the steakhouse brand to Jordan. Ponderosa’s agreement, made in March with Omar Rasheed Abdel-Baqi, initially calls for two steakhouses in Jordan, with the first set to open in Amman by late 2011. Tamara S. Jones, president and chief executive of Homestyle Dining LLC, the Plano-Texas-based parent of Ponderosa International Development, said, “Mr. Abdel-Baqi brings extensive business experience to the table, and ...

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