Spicy Pickle(TM) Teams With Children's Memorial Hospital To Raise Funds for Hospital Caregivers

Local Spicy Pickle Restaurant at 2312 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago will Donate 15% of All Sales On National Nurses Day, Tuesday May 6, to Children's Memorial's "Care for the Caregivers" Program

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spicy Pickle™ fast casual restaurants (OTC BB: SPKL) today announced it will be holding a fundraiser on Tuesday, May 6, to raise money on behalf of the "Care for the Caregivers" program at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. Throughout the day on May 6, 15% of all sales generated by the Spicy Pickle restaurant located at 2312 N. Lincoln Avenue, directly across the street from the hospital, will be donated to this newly developed program. Care for the Caregivers provides support and wellness programs for the dedicated doctors and nurses who provide round-the-clock care for many of Chicago's most critically ill children.

"Spicy Pickle cares not only about children, but also about those healthcare professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping Chicago's kids live full and healthy lives," stated Bob Marcum, general manager of Spicy Pickle's first Chicago location. "May 6 is National Nurses Day, so there isn't a better occasion to stop in and have lunch or dinner to show your support for Children's Memorial, and to help us raise money for an extremely worthy cause."

Children's Memorial's "Care for the Caregivers" program supports hospital professionals with relaxation and massage programs, health education sessions, exercise programs and more. The program helps those who provide lifesaving care for the hospital's patients—some 113,000 children each year—remain healthy, energized and well-trained for their daily tasks.

"Spicy Pickle is a great neighbor and partner of Children's Memorial, and we appreciate their support of our 'Care for the Caregivers' program. By supporting those who are at the bedside of our neediest children, we can ensure the top quality care for which our institution is known," said Elizabeth Wolcott, senior development officer at Children's Memorial Hospital. "We hope as many of our employees as possible, as well as our patients' families and the general public, will enjoy a panini, salad, sub sandwich or pizzetti at our neighborhood Spicy Pickle on May 6."

Spicy Pickle, one of the hottest ideas in fast casual food today, offers customers a wide variety of culinary-inspired menu items served with warm and welcoming service amid a comfortable neighborhood atmosphere. Patrons can select from eight different hot pressed panini sandwiches, seven subs, six gourmet salads and its signature 11-inch Neapolitan thin crust pizza in eight different varieties—plus a build-your-own sandwich menu, that allows customers to "play in their own culinary playground". A kid's menu for ages 8 and under is offered as well.

The Lincoln Park Spicy Pickle will be open Tuesday, May 6 from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM. Catering orders will be included in the "Care for the Caregivers" fundraiser. For more information or to place an order, call the restaurant at 773-935-1398.

About Children's Memorial Hospital:

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by rankings published in U.S. News & World Report. Its physicians are on the faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. As a not-for-profit organization, Children's Memorial relies on philanthropy to help provide care to more than 113,000 patients and their families every year.

About Spicy Pickle:

Founded in 1999, Spicy Pickle Franchising, Inc. (OTC BB: SPKL) serves high quality meats and fine artisan breads, baked fresh daily, along with a wide choice of eight different cheeses, twenty-two different toppings, and fourteen proprietary spreads to create healthy and delicious panini and sub sandwiches with flavors from around the world. As a leading "fast-casual" concept, Spicy Pickle offers menu items that are far beyond traditional fast food—but without the price point of casual dining. The hallmark of a Spicy Pickle restaurant is quality, service and an enjoyable atmosphere. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with franchised locations now open across twelve states and many more in development nationwide. For more about Spicy Pickle, including franchise information and inquiries, visit www.spicypickle.com.

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