Checkers(R) Opens First Minnesota Restaurant in West St. Paul

New franchisee brings concept to the state

November 26, 2007 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FL – Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., the nation's largest chain of double drive-thru restaurants, announced that the first Checkers restaurant in the State of Minnesota opened today, November 20th, 2007, at 1011 Robert Street South, West St. Paul, MN. This is the first restaurant for franchise group, Check of Minnesota, Inc.

"We are very pleased to further expand our presence nationally, and are excited to add Minnesota to the list of states where we are located," said Ron Levondosky, Executive Vice President of Franchise at Checkers Drive-In Restaurant, Inc. "We are proud to celebrate this great milestone with Check of Minnesota and look forward to introducing Checkers signature full-flavored burgers, fries, shakes and sandwiches to the people of St. Paul."

Known for its two drive-thru lanes, Checkers restaurants are designed to provide the highest quality products with fast and friendly service, and are uniquely suited to serve guests who are eating more meals at the dashboard or the keyboard than ever before. Checkers' menu features fresh, made-to-order burgers and sandwiches, crispy, seasoned fries and thick shakes in unique flavors like banana.

"We are thrilled to bring the robust, crave-worthy flavor of Checkers' menu items to the St. Paul-area," said W. M. Reno, CEO of Check of Minnesota, Inc. "We're proud to be a part of this community and we're committed to providing our guests with great food and great service."

Based in Tampa, Florida, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. has more than 820 restaurants and is now located in 29 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about franchising opportunities, visit www.checkers.com or call (888) 913-9135.

About Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (www.checkers.com) is the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the United States. The Company develops, owns, operates and franchises quick-service Checkers® and Rally's® double drive-thru restaurants. In recent years, Checkers/Rally's has been awarded several of the industry's most coveted recognitions: Best Drive-Thru in America in the QSR Drive-Thru Study for Rally's; Nation's Restaurant News Hot! Again Award for Checkers' sizzling business performance; and the American Business AwardSM for the Best Executive in America. Checkers/Rally's is the Official Burger and Drive-Thru Restaurant of NASCAR®.

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