Chanticleer Holdings Engages Dian Griesel Inc.
Initiates Campaign of Investor and Media Outreach to Strengthen
CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/11/13 -- Chanticleer Holdings,
Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) ("Chanticleer Holdings" or the "Company"), a
minority owner in the privately held parent company of the HootersÂ®
brand, Hooters of America, and a franchisee of international Hooters
restaurants, has hired Dian Griesel Inc. (DGI) to serve as its
investor relations and public relations agency. DGI's investor and
public relations teams will work toward the objective of increasing
investor and public awareness of Chanticleer Holdings' plans to
develop the Hooters brand in international emerging markets.
"Chanticleer Holdings is focused on expanding the Hooters casual
dining restaurant brand in a variety of emerging markets worldwide,
and building on the successes we have achieved to date in South
Africa, Australia, Brazil, and Hungary," said Mike Pruitt, CEO of
Chanticleer Holdings. "As we continue to explore and develop these
markets and expand our opportunities in regions such as Eastern
Europe, we know that conveying the unique appeal of the Hooters
brand, both to potential investors and potential customers, will be
key to our success. We believe that we have a compelling investment
thesis for investors and an exciting story to share with the media,
and we look forward to leveraging DGI's experience, relationships and
DGI is a full-service corporate communications firm providing the
equivalent of "large-cap" investor relations and public relations
services to smaller emerging growth companies. Always
budget-conscious, its carefully planned programs blend the best of
traditional strategies with the opportunities of new media.
About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR) is focused on expanding the HootersÂ®
casual dining restaurant brand in international emerging markets.
Chanticleer currently owns in whole or part of the exclusive
franchise rights to develop and operate Hooters restaurants in South
Africa, Hungary and parts of Brazil, and has joint ventured with the
current Hooters franchisee in Australia, while evaluating several
additional international opportunities. The Company currently owns
operates in whole or part of six Hooters restaurants in its
international franchise territories: Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town
and Emperor's Palace in South Africa; Campbelltown in Australia; and
Budapest in Hungary.
In 2011, Chanticleer and a group of noteworthy private equity
investors, which included H.I.G. Capital, KarpReilly, LLC and Kelly
Hall, president of Texas Wings Inc., the largest Hooters franchisee
in the United States, acquired Hooters of America, a privately held
company. Today, Hooters of America is an operator and the franchisor
of over 430 HootersÂ® restaurants in 28 countries. Chanticleer
maintains a minority ownership stake in Hooters of America and its
CEO, Mike Pruitt, is also a member of Hooters' Board of Directors.
For further information, please visit www.chanticleerholdings.com
For further information on Hooters of America, visit www.Hooters.com
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Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Phone: 704.366.5122 x 1
Dian Griesel Inc.
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