JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 13, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- American Restaurant Concepts, Inc. (OTCBB: ANPZ), an owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick's Wings & Grill® full-service restaurants and Dick's Wings Express® restaurants, today announced it has retained investor relations agency Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) to assist the Company in communicating its corporate strategy to shareholders, the investment community and media.
"We look forward to leveraging Lambert, Edwards & Associates' proven expertise in the consumer and retail industries, as well as their strong experience with micro- and small-cap growth stories like ours," said Michael Rosenberger, CEO of American Restaurant Concepts. "Our unique dining concepts continue to exceed customer expectations and support the growing interest in franchise opportunities. As we work to expand our business, we are confident this partnership will enhance our communications program and investor outreach."
LE&A ranks among the top-20 investor relations firms in the U.S. and serves a diverse client base of small- and mid-cap public companies, including a variety of consumer and retail businesses nationwide.
"We are very pleased to join the American Restaurant Concepts team as their investor relations counsel," said Bob Burton, managing director of LE&A's financial communications practice group. "With their unique turnkey restaurant concepts, American Restaurant Concepts has a compelling story built on a strong core business model in casual dining experiences, coupled with an equally dramatic opportunity in the franchising market. We are looking forward to sharing this message with the financial community to enhance and diversify the Company's current shareholder base and support their long-term growth."
American Restaurant Concepts, Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the owner, operator and franchisor of the Dick's Wings & Grill® full-service restaurants and Dick's Wing Express® express restaurants. The Company prides itself on the 365 original mouth-watering flavors it has created for its premium grade chicken wings. Dick's Wings® offers customers the freshest wings, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads and signature waffle fries, all in a unique setting that combines a family-friendly environment with a sports-themed restaurant. Dick's Wings & Grill's® chicken wings have won numerous awards in Florida and Georgia, including having been voted "Best Chicken Wings in Northeast Florida" 12 consecutive years by Folioweekly magazine. Dick's Wings currently has 16 full-service restaurants and 2 express restaurants. Fifteen of the restaurants are located in Florida, with one located in Georgia and two located in Canada. For more information on the Company, please visit its website at www.dickswingsandgrill.com.
Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-20 investor relations firm serving clients in 20 states and internationally. LE&A's Financial Communications practice offers full-service investor relations and corporate communications services for small- to large-cap public companies, as well as privately held businesses raising capital or pursuing a liquidity event. Founded in 1998, LE&A's team of former corporate IROs, Wall Street professionals and global agency veterans combine an experienced Midwest work ethic with expert execution tailored to exceed the needs of each client and maximize the value of their "investment brand."
SOURCE American Restaurant Concepts, Inc.