SOURCE: Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

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April 17, 2014 11:08 ET

Chanticleer Holdings Announces Record First Quarter Preliminary Net Restaurant Revenue of $5.5 Million

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - April 17, 2014) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operater of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today record preliminary net restaurant revenue for Q1 2014 of approximately $5.5 million, compared to $1.6 million in Q1 2013, an increase of approximately 244%. Quarter-over-quarter growth was approximately a 67% increase from Q4 2013 of $3.3 million. This increase in net revenue is primarily a result of our recent restaurant acquisitions.

The Company completed its acquisition of Spoon Bar & Kitchen in Dallas, TX and its U.S. Hooters locations in Oregon and Washington on January 31, 2014. As of March 31, 2014, the Company had 21 restaurant locations including ten Hooters worldwide, five Just Fresh, five American Roadside Burgers and the Spoon Bar & Kitchen in the U.S.

Mike Pruitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our record restaurant revenue is due to the increase in the aggregate number of restaurants we own and operate in whole or in part. We are excited to share this preliminary data with our shareholders as we continue to strategically grow the Company organically and through acquisition opportunities."

The Company intends to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q by the required filing date, and such report will include further details about the Company's first quarter financial performance. 

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 United Kingdom, South Africa, Eastern Europe, and Brazil, has joint ventured with the current Hooters franchisee in Australia, and recently acquired two U.S. Hooters restaurants, one in Oregon and one in Washington. The Company also owns and operates American Roadside Burgers, Spoon Bar & Kitchen and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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