I talked to Anne Huemme, HOTD's CFO. Here's what's up:
1. M of A restaurant scheduled to open in June.
2. Sometime before then an announcement will be made as to where the next restaurant will go up. They're aiming for large shopping malls or tourist areas. Scheduled opening: sometime in early 1999.
3. Another unit will go up also in 1999.
4. She made a real big effort to distance HOTD from RAIN, talking about how food quality will come first before entertainment. There will be a small retail shop attached to the restaurant, but apparently it will emphasize more educational products (in keeping with the "discovery" theme), and less on clothing.