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May 27, 2015 08:00 ET

Chanticleer Holdings Appoints Mark Roberson as Chief Operating Officer

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - May 27, 2015) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple fast casual restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today the appointment of Mark Roberson as Chanticleer's Chief Operating Officer.

Roberson brings more than 25 years of finance and operations experience with publicly-traded companies. Most recently, he was Chief Executive Officer of PokerTek, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed gaming technology company. Under Roberson's leadership, PokerTek developed innovative new products, expanded internationally and delivered profitable operating results, leading the company to be acquired at a significant market premium in late 2014. Roberson also served in financial and operational management roles with Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, a NYSE-listed fast-casual restaurant franchisor and operator, LifeStyle Furnishings International, a $2 billion furniture manufacturer, and Curtiss-Wright, Inc. a NYSE-listed aerospace and defense contractor.

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant, starting his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received a Masters in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from UNC-Greensboro. Roberson was named Small Public Company CFO of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal in 2010.

Mark Roberson stated, "I am excited to join Mike and the team at Chanticleer. The Company has grown from 26 to 46 stores in recent months and is fast becoming a significant player in the fast casual segment. With a solid group of restaurants in the portfolio and attractive growth targets in the pipeline, I look forward to contributing to the long-term success of Chanticleer."

"A key to growing a successful enterprise is the ability to attract talented people each step of the way. I've known and respected Mark for years and feel fortunate that the timing was right for both of us and that he chose to join Chanticleer at this exciting time in our Company's growth," stated Mike Pruitt, CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. "Mark's expertise in financial reporting and enterprise-wide operating experience will be an asset to the team."

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, and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.

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