Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Appoints John Coletta as Chief Financial Officer

  Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Appoints John Coletta as Chief Financial
  Officer

Business Wire

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- September 25, 2013

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAGL), a leader in the
fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein
Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands, today
announced the appointment of John Coletta as Chief Financial Officer,
effective October 21, 2013. Mr. Coletta will assume the position formerly held
by Manny Hilario, who was appointed Chief Operations Officer in July.

Jeff O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to
welcome John, a great addition to the Einstein Noah team. Throughout his
extensive career, he has demonstrated great ability in leading finance teams
at both private and public companies across a number of different industries,
while making impressive contributions along the way. As we continue to
aggressively grow our concept nationwide, we are grateful to be strengthening
our management team with such an experienced finance and restaurant leader,
and look forward to his contributions.”

Mr. Coletta has over 25 years of experience in finance, strategy and executive
management in restaurants, hospitality, retail & development. He currently
holds the position of Chief Financial Officer at Quiznos, a restaurant concept
with 3,000 units across 33 countries, where he also served as President of the
Food Division.

In addition to his finance experience, Mr. Coletta has a broad base of
experience in supply chain management, optimizing cash management and
improving the supply processes along with strategies to improve food quality,
cost and distribution reliability. Mr. Coletta’s prior roles include Chief
Financial Officer at Real Goods Solar, a leading publicly traded, U.S. solar
integration company with retail consumer facing operations; Chief Financial
Officer/President at Cartridge World, a global franchising retail company with
operations in more than 63 countries; and Chief Financial Officer/Chief
Administrative Officer at Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc., a formerly public,
multi-brand national restaurant company that owns Old Chicago, Rock Bottom,
Chophouse, Sing Sing and Boulder Beer.

Mr. Coletta began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP where he spent nearly a
decade in its Audit and Business Advisory Division and received a Bachelor of
Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

About Einstein Noah Restaurant Group

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is a leading company in the quick casual
restaurant industry that operates franchises and licenses locations under the
Einstein Bros.®, 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. The
Company's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol BAGL. Visit
www.einsteinnoah.com for additional information.

Contact:

Media Contact
Kristina Jorge, ICR
646-277-1234
kristina.jorge@icrinc.com
or
Investor Contact
Raphael Gross, ICR
203-682-8253
raphael.gross@icrinc.com
 
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