CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - October 13, 2014) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operater of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today record preliminary net restaurant revenue for Q3 2014 of approximately $9 million, compared to $1.58 million in Q3 2013, an increase of approximately 470%. Quarter-over-quarter growth was approximately a 32% increase from Q2 2014 of $6.82 million. The increase in net revenue is a result of our recent acquisitions, including 60% ownership of two existing Hooters restaurants in Penrith and Parramatta purchased on July 1, 2014, and the acquisition of The Burger Company in Charlotte, NC on September 9, 2014. The Company also opened Australia's fourth Hooters location in Surfers Paradise, Queensland in the middle of July. Our restaurants continue to perform quarter-over-quarter led by the Just Fresh concept, which the Company acquired a majority stake in late 2013, had same store sales growth of approximately 15% and 19% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively, compared to the same period a year ago.
As of September 30, 2014, the Company had 26 restaurant locations including (11) Hooters internationally, (2) Hooters in Oregon and Washington, (6) Just Fresh, (5) American Roadside Burgers, (1) The Burger Company and (1) Spoon Bar & Kitchen in the U.S.
Mike Pruitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are excited about the continued growth in our quarterly restaurant revenue. Milestones are being achieved building shareholder value and we will maintain our focus in growing profitably, accretive acquisitions and initiating a franchising program for Just Fresh and American Roadside Burger in international and domestic markets."
The Company intends to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q by the required filing date, and such report will include further details about the Company's third quarter financial performance.
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, England, South Africa, Hungary, and Brazil, and recently acquired two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Roadside Burgers, Spoon Bar & Kitchen and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.
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