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February 04, 2016 08:00 ET

Chanticleer Holdings' Just Fresh Concept to Open Eighth Charlotte, NC Location

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.  (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, today announced that its quick healthy concept, Just Fresh, is opening a new location in the James J. Harris YMCA at 5900 Quail Hollow Road in Charlotte, NC. Just Fresh acquired the former tenant, Flavors Café, and will convert the space to establish its eighth location in Charlotte.

Shelley Curtin, COO of Just Fresh, commented, "We're excited to expand our Just Fresh footprint to include this new location at the James J. Harris YMCA. Open seven days a week, with approximately 25,000 members, the Harris YMCA is the third largest in the U.S., and a perfect spot for us to offer our healthy menu alternatives like salads, sandwiches, and smoothies, as well as coffee and espresso drinks, to the residents of Charlotte. Members of the Y are pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and we look forward to bringing them Just Fresh alternatives to help them 'Eat Well and Feel Great'." 

"The James J. Harris YMCA is thrilled to have Just Fresh onboard as our new café partner. The Just Fresh menu will be a perfect fit for our members who always look for quick, fresh, healthier options," stated Kelly Rogers, Executive Director, James J. Harris YMCA.

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. Among the Just Fresh locations in Charlotte are Ballantyne, the Ally Center, BB&T Ballpark, Wells Fargo Atrium, Overstreet Mall, East Boulevard, and Rivergate.

"This new location is the first of Chanticleers' targeted eight to ten restaurants we intend to open this year and is a good representaiton of our focus on securing opportunities with the best potential return on investment. On a personal note, as a 30-year member of the Y, I am excited that our Just Fresh brand will have this premier location," concluded Mike Pruitt, CEO of Chanticleer Holdings.

Scott Lee and Sherman Waters with National Restaurant Properties advised the sellers in this transaction.

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

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