Kahala Corp. Announces Area Development Agreement For Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill Restaurants In Orange County, Calif

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. | Tuesday, December 14, 2004

First Location Planned to Open in Early 2005; Total of 20 Locations to be Developed

Kahala Corp., a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based franchiser of seven quick service restaurant concepts totaling more than 1,000 locations worldwide, announced today it has entered into an area development agreement with Sang Young Whang, a Southern California-based restaurateur and franchise developer, to open 20 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill restaurant locations in the Orange County, California area.

According to the terms of the new agreement, Whang will open the first Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill location in early 2005. Whang has been a franchise operator for Kahala Corp.’s Surf City Squeeze Juice Bar concept in Southern California since 1996. Whang currently owns and operates four Surf City Squeeze locations in Southern California.

The announcement was made by Kevin Blackwell, chairman and chief executive officer of Kahala Corp., which franchises Great Steak & Potato, TacoTime, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Gill, Ranch *1 Grilled Chicken, Frullati Caf� & Bakery, Rollerz, and Surf City Squeeze restaurants throughout North America and in Puerto Rico, Japan, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Greece, Thailand, Taiwan and Australia.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Sang Young Whang to expand the Samurai Sam’s concept in Orange County,” Blackwell said. “Kahala has been averaging one new franchised store opening every day in the United States, and this marks the second area development agreement for our Asian food concept in Southern California.” Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill specializes in grilled meats, vegetables, and prawns over rice, teriyaki bowls, tasty noodle dishes, specialty wraps, fresh garden salads, appetizers like grilled egg rolls, and related Asian cuisine, and provides party trays and catering for large groups. Entrepreneur Magazine named Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill the #1 Asian Fast Food concept in a recent annual Franchise 500 edition.

The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill franchise network was founded in 1994 and has since expanded to 83 locations nationwide. Kahala Corp. franchises Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Montana, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Nevada, Utah, Washington, New York, Nebraska, and Texas.

Blackwell said “Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill provides a dining experience for people who are looking for healthy alternatives. Our meals are prepared with grilled, marinated chicken and steak, fresh vegetables and other fresh ingredients, and we believe that Southern California’s culture and lifestyle is perfect ground for food that not only tastes great, but is good for you.” “Based on our research we are very confident that the concept will be well received by the Orange County dining public,” Blackwell concluded.

WHang indicated she will actively seek prospective franchise owners throughout California who would “like to get in on the ground floor with a company that has unsurpassed growth opportunities. A key component to our growth will be our desire to enter into multi-store agreements.” ABOUT KAHALA CORP.

As one of the fastest growing franchising and marketing companies in North America, Kahala Corp. is a privately held corporation dedicated to the design, development and marketing of quick service restaurants. The company’s expansive portfolio includes a variety of good-for-you branded concepts that are in step with today’s growing trend towards low-fat, nutritious eating.

With more than $450 million in system wide sales and more than 1,000 locations, Kahala Corp. currently owns and franchises seven quick service restaurant concepts: Great Steak & Potato (acquired in March, 2004), serving genuine Philadelphia Cheese Steak Sandwiches, fresh-cut French fries, fresh-squeezed lemonade and baked potatoes; TacoTime (acquired in October, 2003), specializing in high quality Mexican food; Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill (acquired in May, 2003), serving savory teriyaki meats and fish over rice, tasty noodle dishes, egg rolls, salads and related Asian cuisine; Ranch *1 Grilled Chicken, featuring signature grilled and fried chicken sandwiches and other grilled and fried chicken items as well as famous fries; Frullati Caf� & Bakery, serving authentic Panini sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh baked breads; Rollerz, which specializes in gourmet rolled sandwiches, signature soups and salads; and Surf City Squeeze, offering blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, chillers, fresh juices and nutritious snacks.

Great Steak & Potato, TacoTime, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Gill, Ranch *1 Grilled Chicken, Frullati Caf� & Bakery, and Surf City Squeeze are registered trademarks of Kahala Corp. or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Rollerz and Kahala Corp. are trademarks of Kahala Corp. or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. To learn more about Kahala Corp. and its seven restaurant concepts, please visit the company Web site at www.kahalacorp.com.

The information in this press release includes certain “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor provisions of Federal Securities Laws. Investors are cautioned that such statements are based upon assumptions that in the future may provide not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including the future financial performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any of its forward-looking statements will provide to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitors, and general economic risks and uncertainties.

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