Still Playing Chicken In Florida

Clinton Softens Stance on a rematch in Florida and Michigan; Chain Offers Further Incentive

March 10, 2008 // Franchising.com // STUART, Fla.– Last week, all Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurants in the state of Florida gave a FREE Crispy Wing Appetizer to anyone who visited with a valid Florida voter registration card. St. Lucie County had the greatest showing with three times greater turnout than the rest of the state.

"Overall, total redemption numbers were low and we hope this isn't a behavioral indicator of future voter participation," said Lori Cuonze, Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

"Perhaps Florida voters are disenchanted with the system and feel their voice doesn't count." With Hillary Clinton's softening of her hard opposition to a "redo" in Florida and Michigan today, Hurricane Grill & Wings will carefully watch proposals being discussed by officials. Should Florida hold another primary, the company is prepared to run a sweepstakes for Florida voters to win a trip to Washington, D.C. to learn about our democratic process.

"1.7 million Democratic votes were cast in Florida," said Cuonze. "We've got to let people know those votes count."

About Hurricane Grill & Wings

Headquartered in Stuart, Fla., Hurricane Grill & Wings, one of the fastest growing casual inline dining concepts in the country is now offering franchise opportunities to potential franchisees in key markets throughout the U.S. This proven brand, with more than 10 years in the restaurant industry, streamlines operations to deliver sales-to-investment ratios that rank among the best in the casual dining segment. Starting with just one location in Ft. Pierce, Fla. in 1995, there are now 30 locations in Florida, Georgia and Nevada that specialize in more than 35 flowingwithflavorSM varieties of award winning sauces and rubs. The chain has aggressive plans for national expansion within the next 12 months. For more information about Hurricane Grill & Wings, including franchise opportunities, menus and locations, please visit www.livewithflavor.com

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