Muscle Maker Grill Announces the Hiring of Director of West Coast Franchise Development

IRVINE, Calif. - June 25, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Muscle Maker Grill, an affiliate company of American Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ARHI) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that Joe Jaeger has joined its management team as Director of West Coast Franchise Development. Joe has over 30 years of food service and franchise experience at companies such as Taco Bell Corp. and PepsiCo. While at Taco Bell, Mr. Jaeger was Director of Franchising and a Senior Business Planner. He recruited and negotiated the sale of 75 company-owned restaurants to new and existing franchisees. His responsibilities included US real estate site selection, zoning, local compliance and escrow activities required to close on new and resale deals. While at PepsiCo, Mr. Jaeger served as VP of Distribution for its Taco Bell unit.

“We are pleased to have someone of Joe’s vast franchise and operations expertise join our Company. With over 30+ years of experience we are excited for him to help us grow our Muscle Maker Grill footprint here on the West Coast,” stated Tim M. Betts, the Chief Executive Officer of American Restaurant Holdings. “In addition, we feel that he will be instrumental as we plan to franchise out some of our other fast-casual brands going forward including Fresca’s Mexican Grill.”

“I am thrilled to join a growing company such as Muscle Maker Grill while assisting Tim and our COO Bob Morgan in their franchise build out. I believe that the West Coast market provides significant growth opportunities for our leading fast casual healthy concept,” stated Joe Jaeger. He will be reporting to Ben Ross - Director of Franchise Development at Muscle Maker.

About Muscle Maker Grill

Founded in 1995 in Colonia, New Jersey, Muscle Maker Grill features high-quality, great-tasting food, freshly prepared with proprietary recipes. The menu, created with the guest’s health in mind, is lean and protein based. It features chicken, seafood, pasta, burgers, wraps, and entrée salads. It also offers a wide selection of fruit smoothies in a variety of assorted flavors, protein shakes and supplements. Muscle Maker Grill has over 50 franchised and corporate restaurants operating in 11 states. For more information on Muscle Maker Grill, including how to become a franchise partner, visit www.musclemakergrill.com.

About American Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, American Restaurant Holdings, Inc. (ARHI) acquires and operates fast-casual restaurant brands. With over 200 employees, its growing portfolio includes Muscle Maker Grill, Fresca's Mexican Grill, JoJos' Pizza Kitchen, Canyon Fireside Grille, and Fronteras. Its concepts can be found throughout 12 states with approximately 70 locations system-wide. For more information, visit www.americanrestaurantholdings.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company’s actual results, performance and achievement in the future to differ materially from forecasted results, performance and achievement. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in the Company’s plans or expectation.

Contact: 

Alitza Carroll
American Restaurant Holdings, Inc.
949-825-5090
acarroll@americanrestaurantholdings.com

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