Kahala Corp Announces 20 Unit Area Representative Agreement In Washington State For Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill Restaurants

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ | Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Kahala Corp, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based franchisor of eight quick service restaurant concepts totaling more than 1,000 locations and $450 million in system wide sales, announced today that it has entered into a new area representative agreement with Joseph Iannarone of Sound Franchise, LLC. The agreement includes plans to open a minimum of 20 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill restaurants in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties in Washington State over the next 10 years. This announcement was made by Kevin Blackwell, chairman and chief executive officer of Kahala Corp, which owns and operates: Great Steak & Potato Co., TacoTime, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill, RANCH ONE Grilled Chicken, Frullati Café & Bakery, Rollerz, Wafflo, and Surf City Squeeze. Currently, there are 9 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill Restaurants located throughout Washington State. They are presently found in: Bellevue, Kennewick, Vancouver, Woodinville, Colville, Yakima, and Pasco.

Iannarone, a resident of Seattle since 1993, discovered Samurai Sam’s a couple of months ago when he was researching a variety of franchise opportunities on the Internet. “I personally think that there are enough sandwich shops to choose from,” says Iannarone with a laugh, “and I feel strongly that the unique concept of Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill, with its fresh, healthy, high-quality and delicious Japanese-style cuisine, will be a very welcome alternative to the residents of the Puget Sound area.” Iannarone, who currently works in the field of Technology Management says, “I know what good food is, and with the help and direction of Kahala Corp and local expert advisors, I am very confident that this business venture is going to be a success!” Iannarone has assembled a local team of professional advisors to assist prospective Samurai Sam’s franchise owners. Financial services will be offered through Accounting & Tax Services located in Tukwila. The law firm of Curran & Mendoza, located in Kent, will offer franchisees assistance with understanding the Samurai Sam’s UFOC and business legal services. Plus, the Real Estate firm of Coldwell Banker Commercial, Danforth & Associates, will be leading the effort to identify and secure prime locations for Samurai Sam’s restaurants.

Famous for its delicious Teriyaki Chicken Bowls, Teriyaki Steak Bowls, Teriyaki Wrap sandwiches, Yaki Soba Noodle dishes, Salads, and Grilled Egg Rolls – Samurai Sam’s prides itself on being a great-tasting, healthier alternative in the world of traditional fast food. Entrepreneur Magazine named Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill the #1 Asian Fast Food concept in their 2003 Franchise 500 Edition. The Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill franchise network was founded in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1994, and has since expanded to 87 Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill franchises across the U.S. To learn more about Kahala Corp and its eight restaurant concepts, please visit the company website at www.kahalacorp.com

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