Healthy Lifestyle Options Driving Restaurant - Services Sector: GRILLiT, Darden, Wendy's, Bloomin Brands, Starbucks

   Healthy Lifestyle Options Driving Restaurant - Services Sector: GRILLiT,
                  Darden, Wendy's, Bloomin Brands, Starbucks

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CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 30, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Market news updates for today's leading fast casual restaurant companies with
tasty growth potential: GRILLiT, Inc. (OTC: GRLT), Darden Restaurants, Inc.
(NYSE: DRI), The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN), Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:
BLMN) Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Whole Foods Market, Inc.

LIFESTYLE OPTIONS.GRILLiT, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it is
currently testing new menu items at its Miami Airpark Plaza location. The new
items consist of quinoa, Caribbean rice, and Caribbean honey lime
dressing.Quinoa is a "pseudo-grain" that is becoming more recognized for its
high nutritional value.Quinoa provides all of the essential amino acids,
which are the building blocks of protein, and is considered a "complete
protein" source.In addition, this pseudo-grain is a good source of fiber and
contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Quinoa also embodies
vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. For
all of its nutritional qualities, it comes as no surprise that the Food and
Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations earlier this year
declared 2013 as "The International Year of the Quinoa."Quinoa, Caribbean
rice, and Caribbean honey lime dressing will be available as options within
GRILLiT's array of Supreme Salads, Signature Bowls, Pasta Bowls and Cool Wraps
after the Company has completed the testing of these new products, which is
expected to conclude within 60 days.

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Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) recently announced it has signed an area
development agreement with Secret Recipe, a leading restaurant operator in
Asia.The company will initially develop 13 units under Darden's Red Lobster,
Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse brands in Malaysia with the option for
additional brands and locations in the future. This deal complements Darden's
other recent area development agreements in the Middle East and Latin
America.The company currently franchises 44 units to local operators in seven
countries abroad including 30 Red Lobsters, six Olive Gardens, seven LongHorns
and one location of The Capital Grille.

The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) , through its subsidiaries, owns and
franchises Wendy's restaurant system in North America and internationally. It
engages in operating, developing, and franchising a system of distinctive
quick-service restaurants. The company's restaurants specialize in offering
hamburger sandwiches and featuring filet of chicken breast sandwiches; salads,
soft drinks, Frosty desserts, and kids’ meals; and various promotional
products on a limited time basis. As of August 13, 2013, its restaurant system
included approximately 6,500 franchises and company-operated restaurants in
the United States, and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide.Currently,
Wendy's offers Garden Side Salads (210 calories) and Caesar Side Salads (250
calories) in lieu of fries.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN), together with its subsidiaries, owns and
operates casual, polished casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the
United States. The company operates restaurants under various concepts,
including Outback Steakhouse, a casual dining steakhouse; Carrabba's Italian
Grill, an Italian casual dining restaurant; Bonefish Grill, a casual seafood
restaurant; Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, an upscale, contemporary
prime steakhouse; and Roy's, an upscale dining restaurant. BLMN closed up
slightly on Friday (09/27/13) at $23.85 per share up 1.84%.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) operates as a roaster, marketer, and
retailer of specialty coffee worldwide. As of September 30, 2012, the company
operated 9,405 company-operated stores and 8,661 licensed stores. Its stores
offer regular and decaffeinated coffee beverages, Italian-style espresso
beverages, cold blended beverages, iced shaken refreshment beverages, premium
Tazo teas, packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, Starbucks VIA Ready
Brew soluble coffees, Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea K-Cup portion packs,
Starbucks Refreshers beverages, juices, and bottled water.SBUX closed down
slightly on Friday (09/27/13) at $63.36 on over 3.2 Million shares traded. 

Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) announced last week that Walter Robb,
co-Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities Retail
and Restaurants Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA on October 2,
2013 at 9:40 a.m. (ET). The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast
live and made available on the company's website at:

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