SOURCE: The Great American Food Chain, Inc.

March 07, 2011 08:19 ET

Great American Food Chain Acquires Amici Restaurants

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - The Great American Food Chain, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GAMN) announced today that it has acquired an 80 percent interest in Amici Restaurants of Madison, Georgia, www.amici-cafe.com

Amici Restaurants is a 17 year old regional chain of full service family style Italian restaurants. Amici Restaurants owns and operates two restaurants, one in Madison and one in Covington, Georgia. In addition there are four franchise restaurants located in Athens, Augusta, Milledgeville, and Lake Oconee, and a partnership restaurant in Monroe, Georgia. Total system wide sales are estimated at $6.5 million. 

Amici's founder Chris Torino will remain with the company and assume the position of VP of Brand Innovation. Mike Torino will hold the position of VP of Brand Development and will serve as a member of the Board of Directors of The Great American Food Chain, Inc. 

The Great American Food Chain, Inc. has appointed Robert Andreottola as President of the company and Mr. Andreottola will also serve as a member of the Board of Directors. 

Edward Sigmond, Chairman and CEO of The Great American Food Chain, was quoted as saying, "We are very excited about the opportunity to have the Amici brand as part of our company. Amici has an excellent reputation in its current markets and feel that it is well positioned to grow and into a competitive regional brand."

About The Great American Food Chain, Inc.

The Great American Food Chain, Inc. is a restaurant holding company specializing in the development and expansion of proven independent restaurant concepts into multi-unit locations through corporate owned stores, licensing, and franchising opportunities. GAMN is located in Dallas, Texas.

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Contact Information

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    The Great American Food Chain, Inc.
    Edward Sigmond
    (214) 880-0446
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