Kahala Corp Announces The Opening Of First Two Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill In El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR | Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New partnership introduces concept to capital city of San Salvador

Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill announced today the introduction of its great-tasting, affordable Japanese-style meals to the Central American country of El Salvador by opening two franchised locations in the capital city of San Salvador. The new restaurants opened for business in the Fall of 2006 at Centro Comercial Multiplaza Panamerica and Metrocentro San Salvador, the largest shopping mall in Central America. Area Developer, Saul Padilla is projecting opening another three restaurants in 2006 with further expansion planned for 2007. Mr. Padilla is already the successful owner of several other franchise concepts and was looking to invest in another brand to diversify his company when he learned about Samurai Sam's. "I was looking to invest in an Asian fast food restaurant with a nice and modern look that serves healthy food. Samurai Sam's was a perfect fit", says Padilla. The announcement was made by Kevin Blackwell, CEO of Kahala Corp, one of the fastest growing privately held franchise companies in North America, dedicated to the franchising, developing and marketing of quick-service restaurants. "We are pleased to enter the Central American market by presenting the first of many Kahala brands to residents of San Salvador", said Blackwell. About Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill: Headquarted in Scottsdale, Arizona, Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill was founded in 1994. Famous for its delicious Teriyaki Chicken Bowls, Yaki Soba Noodle dishes and Grilled Egg Rolls - Samurai Sam's prides itself on being a great tasting, healthier alternative in the world of traditional fast food. Ranked #1 Asian Fast Food by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2002 and 2003 it is now the premier Asian quick service concept in the U.S. For more information, visit www.samuraisams.net. About Kahala Corp: With more than $600 million in system wide sales and more than 3,000 locations worldwide of its brands, Kahala Corp., through its operating subsidiaries, currently owns and franchises 11 quick-service restaurant concepts: NRgize Lifestyle Cafe, BLIMPIE, TacoTime, The Great Steak & Potato Co., Ranch1, Surf City Squeeze, Johnnie's New York Pizzeria, Wafflo, Frullati Cafe & Bakery, Rollerz, and Samurai Sam's Teriyaki Grill. To learn more about Kahala Corp and its restaurant concepts, please visit the company website at www.kahalacorp.com.

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