Restaurant Innovators on The Move - GRILLiT, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chuys, Noodles & Company, Chipotle

   Restaurant Innovators on The Move - GRILLiT, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chuys,
                         Noodles & Company, Chipotle

PR Newswire

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, August 13, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- issues news updates for today's innovative restaurant
companies with potential high growth trends in the markets: GRILLiT, Inc.
(OTC: GRLT), Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), Chuys Holdings, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CHUY), Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) and Chipotle Mexican Grill
Inc. (NYSE: CMG).

AS MANY WEEKS. GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it has
executed a franchise agreement under its master franchise agreement in
Kentucky. GRILLiT Chairman and CEO, Ghazi Hajj, said, "We are excited about
the continuation of our franchise rollout program. The State of Kentucky
represents a great opportunity for GRILLiT. Our latest franchisee is
committed to our vision and plans to aggressively execute our expansion
objectives. In the coming weeks, our second Kentucky location and its opening
date will be announced."

Interested potential master franchisees and franchise owner/operators should
visit the Company at and click the "Franchise
Opportunities" link." 

To read the entire press release, please go to

This GRLT news follows last week's news release announcing that its second
franchised store will be located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The Company
expects the store to be open for business by the end of September. GRILLiT
Chairman and CEO, Ghazi Hajj, said, "We are excited about our newest
franchisee in Elizabethtown. This will be our first GRILLiT location that is
a stand-alone structure with a drive through window." The new location is
currently under construction, and the Company has posted pictures of the site
on its website. The Company's franchise plan calls for at least 58 franchised
locations across eight states over the next five years. GRILLiT currently has
master franchise agreements in Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and is actively seeking
franchise operators.

FNM Sector Commentary: For the last three years, the U.S. restaurant industry
has slowed due to the recession.  However, the National Restaurant
Association's Restaurant Performance Index, or RPI, has been indicating two
years of steady growth in the restaurant industry since the recovery started.
In 2013, the RPI has been at or above 100 (indicating expansion) in every
month except February, continuing the trend of positive momentum after a slip
last fall. While it's been a bit of a roller-coaster, the trend is for
continued, moderate growth, especially among chain and quick service
restaurants. And with the market at or near all-time highs, finding great
companies at good prices can be difficult. Investing in an industry with
sustained growth can net strong returns for patient investors.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) engages in the ownership, operation,
and franchise of restaurants primarily in the United States. It offers chicken
and various food and beverage items, as well as serves bottled beers, wines,
and liquor. As of July 30, 2013, the company owned and operated, and
franchised approximately 930 Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar restaurants in the
United States and Canada.  Buffalo Wild Wings and Boys & Girls Clubs of
America (BGCA) are teaming up in a big way to make an impact on local
communities across the United States. From Aug. 5 through Sept. 1, 2013,
Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 100 percent of every pinup Guests purchase to
Boys & Girls Clubs of America as part of Buffalo Wild Wings' Team Up for
Kids(TM) initiative. The paper pinups can be purchased for $1 minimum donation
and will be posted in restaurants.

Chuys Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHUY), through its subsidiary, Chuys Opco, Inc.,
owns and operates restaurants under the Chuys name in Texas, and seven states
in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. The company's restaurants
provide Mexican and Tex Mex inspired food. As of August 6, 2013, it owned and
operated 45 full-service restaurants in 12 states. Last week CHUY announced
financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013. Highlights for
the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 compared to the second quarter ended
June 24, 2012 were as follows: -- Revenue increased 22.7% to $53.4 million
from $43.5 million. -- On a calendar basis, comparable restaurant sales
increased 2.1% for the thirteen-week period ended June 30, 2013 compared to
the thirteen-week period ended July 1, 2012. On a fiscal quarter basis, which
includes a one-week calendar shift in the comparison due to the 53rd week in
fiscal 2012, sales for the same restaurants increased 2.4%. Get the full
details at

Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) develops and operates fast casual
restaurants. The company's restaurants provide noodle and pasta dishes, soups,
salads, and sandwiches. As of May 28, 2013, it had 343 restaurants, including
291 company-owned and 52 franchised locations in 26 states and the District of
Columbia. NDLS last week announced financial results for the second quarter
ended July 2, 2013. Key highlights for the second quarter of 2013 compared to
the second quarter of 2012 include: -- Total revenue increased 18.2% to $89.2
million from $75.5 million. -- Comparable restaurant sales increased 4.7% for
company-owned restaurants, 2.3% for franchise restaurants and 4.4%
system-wide. -- Restaurant contribution margin increased 40 basis points to
21.3%. -- Adjusted net income(1) increased 35.6% to $4.0 million or $0.13 per
diluted share, from $2.9 million.-- 13 new restaurants opened system-wide,
including 11 company-owned and two franchised restaurants. Read the entire
report at

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG) News - After years of touting
naturally raised meat, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is changing its standards
to allow beef treated with antibiotics into its restaurants amid a supply
shortage. The burrito seller will use meat from cattle treated with
antibiotics because of an illness, which previously wasn't permitted to be
sold in its restaurants, Chris Arnold, a spokesman for Denver-based Chipotle,
said in an e-mail. The company still won't use beef from animals that had been
given antibiotics to prevent disease and promote weight gain, he said.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) owns and operates full service
restaurants in the United States and Canada. It operates restaurants under the
Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama
Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V's Prime Seafood, and Wildfish Seafood Grille brand
names. As of July 10, 2013, it owned and operated approximately 2,100
restaurants. DRI recently announced Olive Garden's most anticipated promotion
of the year - Never Ending Pasta Bowl - is back, offering guests an affordable
and unlimited pasta meal, any way they like it.

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