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July 21, 2015 08:00 ET

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Plans for Just Fresh Franchise Opportunities

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - July 21, 2015) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of several restaurant brands globally, announced today that its quick healthy concept, Just Fresh, plans to offer franchising opportunities later this year.

Chanticleer is currently working with Doug Sheley on preparations to begin franchising Just Fresh in the domestic market with initial focus on the south east region as well as international markets. Sheley founded D-Lites of America, one of the earliest entries into the healthy quick-serve market, growing to 105 restaurants in less than five years.

Just Fresh first opened in 1993 in Charlotte, NC with the intent to offer healthy, fast and real food to busy people. It is a friendly and vitalizing place where people can enjoy a variety of fresh, wholesome and nutritionally balanced foods made from premium ingredients. Each location is grounded in the local community and is committed to supporting area organizations. Just Fresh opened its newest location in the rapidly growing Ballantyne area of Charlotte, NC in November, 2014, added its Ally Center and BB&T Ballpark locations in Uptown Charlotte in 2013 and has immediate plans for further expanding its footprint into other areas of Charlotte and adjacent markets.

"We're excited to have Doug on board to help us continue building a great brand of seven years and focus on growth domestically and expansion into international markets," said Shelley Curtin, Operating Partner at Just Fresh.

"This is an appropriate time to expand Just Fresh's footprint through franchising opportunities. The concept is in demand among restaurant operators as more and more consumers seek out places where they can 'Eat Well and Feel Great'," said Mike Pruitt, CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including Australia, South Africa, and Europe, and two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Burger Co., BGR the Burger Joint®, BT's Burger Joint, and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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