Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Announces Retirement of Brian Unger and Appointment of Manny Hilario to Chief Operations Officer

  Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Announces Retirement of Brian Unger and
  Appointment of Manny Hilario to Chief Operations Officer

           Company Initiates Search for New Chief Financial Officer

Business Wire

LAKEWOOD,Colo. -- July 12, 2013

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAGL), a leader in the
quick-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein
Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands, today
announced that Brian Unger, who as Chief Restaurant Officer led company
operations for the past two years, is retiring effective July 18, 2013.

The Company also announced that as part of its planned executive succession,
Chief Financial Officer Manny Hilario will be named Chief Operations Officer,
replacing Mr. Unger. A search is underway to replace Mr. Hilario in his
current role.

Jeffrey O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “On behalf of
the entire Einstein Noah team, I would like to thank Brian for his many
contributions and wish him well with his retirement plans. Brian deserves our
recognition for his disciplined approach in building and managing our
restaurant operations during his tenure along with his leadership on a number
of key initiatives.”

Mr. Hilario assumes the position of Chief Operations Officer as part of a
planned succession that expanded his responsibility over the past year to
include direct operating responsibility for both Einstein Bros. Bagels
licensed locations and The Manhattan Bagel franchised restaurants. In addition
to his financial and strategic leadership capabilities, Mr. Hilario has
extensive operations experience that he has cultivated over the past 25 years
in the restaurant business such as restaurant management and direct operating
responsibility which have been embedded into most of his senior financial
roles.

Mr. O’Neill concluded, “Manny is a highly respected leader within the Einstein
Noah system, not only for his financial expertise, but also as an insightful
and results-driven restaurateur. I am pleased to have Manny take on this
expanded leadership role and I look forward to continuing to work closely with
him as a strategic partner to further strengthen our operations team.”

About Einstein Noah Restaurant Group

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is a leader in the quick-casual segment
of the restaurant industry operating, franchising and licensing locations
under the Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel
brands. The company’s retail system consists of over 820 restaurants in 40
states and the District of Columbia. It also operates a dough production
facility in Whittier, California. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ
under the symbol BAGL. Visit http://www.einsteinnoah.com for additional
information.

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