SOURCE: Donini, Inc.'s

February 22, 2006 09:00 ET

New Concept Launched: Pizza Donini™ Pronto Counter

MONTREAL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2006 -- Donini Inc. (OTC BB: DNNI) is pleased to announce that, in keeping with its expansion plans, it opened its first Pizza Donini™ Pronto Counter franchise the first week of January in Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, and a second one opened the third week of February in Fleurimont, Quebec. A total of eighteen (18) Pronto Counters franchises are expected to be operating by the end of 2006.

The Pizza Donini™ Pronto Counter is an approximately 150 square foot counter set within independent convenience stores located in rural towns and communities. The Pronto Counters are equipped with a preparation pizza table, conveyor oven, ventless fryer, worktable with sink, signs and illuminated menu uniquely designed for making fresh baked pizzas in front of the customer using individually ordered fresh toppings added to an already rolled out frozen pizza shell. In addition to the 7, 9 or 12-inch pizzas in 6 varieties, the menu also offers salads, fries, chicken wings and sandwiches in selected locations.

The official concept dealer for the Pronto concept is Karamco Ltd. for the Province of Quebec, which is also associated with several other concepts in 228 convenience stores across Quebec. The official supplies distributor for the concept is Colabor L.P., which is a 371,000 square foot distribution center located in Boucherville, Quebec, serving a territory that includes the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Susan Faille, National Accounts Manager for Colabor, stated, "Pizza Donini Pronto concept is very interesting for the operator since it will greatly increase the profitability of an existing business. Colabor supports Pizza Donini in developing this concept anywhere in Eastern Canada."

Karam Rahill of Karamco Ltd. added, "This collaboration will fulfill an important niche where we expect a high level of satisfaction from both the franchisees and their customers. We have excellent responses towards opening more operations during the current year on the strength of the feedback from the first Pronto that opened in January."

Peter Deros said, "We're excited to work with Karamco and Colabor. Our cooperation makes it highly efficient for the franchisee, and we are certain the concept will be a winner. Pizza Donini™ offers 4 restaurant concepts for franchisees -- Donini Resto-Bar, Pizza Donini Ristorante, Pizza Donini Express, and now, Pizza Donini Pronto Counter."


Founded in 1987, Pizza Donini, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Donini Inc., is a leader in the delivery of quality pizza products and has grown to become a diversified food company through its wholly owned subsidiaries of Pizza Donini.Com, Inc., Pizado Foods (2001), Inc. and the DoniniCo, Inc. The Company currently operates twenty-five (25) franchised or corporate owned stores in the Montreal/Quebec area and operates a wholesale food division (Pizado Foods (2001), Inc.) that markets select products to other commercial enterprises. The Company also operates a call center dedicated solely to its express fast food service and facilitates order processing. Donini has recently begun to expand its offerings to include casual Italian food dining services with the establishment of a Resto-Bar in an eastern suburb of Montreal. The Company trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol DNNI.

Please direct any questions or franchise inquiries to Peter Deros, tel.: (514) 327-6006 #224, fax (514) 327-0782 or

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