CHARLOTTE, NC – (iFranchiseNews.com) November 7, 2012 — Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (“Chanticleer Holdings” or the “Company”), a minority owner in the privately-held parent company of the Hooters® brand, Hooters of America (“HOA”), and a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants is pleased to announce the hiring of Amber Harrison, Esq. as Corporate Counsel, effective November 19, 2012.
Prior to joining Chanticleer Holdings, Amber worked as an attorney at Harrison & Poore, PA and Oracle Law Firm, where she analyzed complex legal and factual issues to develop litigation plans regarding federal criminal law, torts, and contract disputes. She also developed, serviced, and maintained a diverse client base in employment law, complex business litigation, contract law, anti-trust, mergers & acquisitions, and criminal law, where she created and enforced complex contracts related to employment, entertainment and corporate law. Amber also worked as assistant district attorney at Cabarrus County (NC) District Attorney, where she worked closely with all levels of law enforcement in conducting high-level investigations. She also conducted daily trials and managed an average daily docket of more than four hundred defendants in district, superior, and juvenile courts. Prior Amber acted as Corporate Counsel and Chief Advisor for a multi-national, all-natural dog food company, where Amber negotiated and worked with the company’s manufacturing location in Central America on a daily basis.
Amber will be working as Corporate Counsel to manage the Company’s legal interests. Amber’s official start date is Monday, November 19, 2012. However, she has started working with the Company in the interim.
About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Chanticleer Holdings is focused on expanding the Hooters® casual dining restaurant brand in international emerging markets. Chanticleer currently owns in whole or part of the exclusive franchise rights to develop and operate Hooters restaurants in South Africa, Hungary and parts of Brazil, and has joint ventured with the current Hooters franchisee in Australia, while evaluating several additional international opportunities. The Company currently owns and operates in whole or part of six Hooters restaurants in its international franchise territories: Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Emperor’s Palace in South Africa; Campbelltown in Australia; and Budapest in Hungary.
In 2011, Chanticleer and a group of noteworthy private equity investors, which included H.I.G. Capital, KarpReilly, LLC and Kelly Hall, president of Texas Wings Inc., the largest Hooters franchisee in the United States, acquired Hooters of America (HOA), a privately held company. Today, HOA is an operator and the franchisor of over 430 Hooters® restaurants in 28 countries. Chanticleer maintains a minority ownership stake in HOA and its CEO, Mike Pruitt, is also a member of HOA’s Board of Directors. For further information, please visit www.chanticleerholdings.com or www.hooters.com and follow us on Twitter at @ChantHoldings or @Hooters.
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Shannon DiGennaro, V.P. Investor Relations
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