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UNO REPORTS RECORD NET INCOME FOR FISCAL YEAR 1993

 BOSTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Uno Restaurant Corporation (NYSE: UNO) announced today that net income for fiscal 1993 was a record $4,163,000, or 46 cents per share, compared to $1,762,000, or 19 cents per share, for fiscal 1992. Net income for fiscal 1992 included a pre-tax charge of $2,500,000 related to the closing of two company-owned restaurants. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 1993 was $1,690,000, or 19 cents per share, compared to a net loss of $576,000 or 6 cents per share for the fourth quarter last year, resulting from the pre-tax charge of $2.5 million. Revenue for fiscal 1993 increased 27 percent to $109 million from $84 million last year.
 In making the announcement, Aaron Spencer, chairman and CEO, stated, "Fiscal 1993 was clearly an 'on the move again' year for the company, as evidenced by sales momentum that grew consistently that grew consistently throughout the year. Performance during the second half of this year was particularly encouraging. The sales momentum of the fourth quarter, with comparable-store sales increases of 4.6 percent, continued into October, with comparable-store sales increases of 5.6 percent. We credit our improvement to the adoption, a year ago, of a clearly-defined focus of Uno as "The Original Chicago Pizzeria". This strategy is centered around the strengths that have made Pizzeria Uno successful for 50 years; our outstanding signature deep dish pizza, friendly customer service, comfortable surroundings and consistent execution. The final phase of our strategic re-focus, i.e., expanded kitchen capabilities at all of our units, will be completed by January 1994, and will result in improved quality of all of our non-pizza menu offerings. We believe that the culmination of this entire strategic re-focus early in fiscal 1994 will greatly improve our competitive position within the casual theme segment of the restaurant industry."
 Uno Restaurant Corporation operates and franchises a chain of casual dining, full-service restaurants under the name "Pizzeria Uno Restaurant & Bar". The restaurants, feature Chicago-style deep dish pizza and also offer a variety of thin-crust gourmet pizza, pasta entrees, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and desserts. At the end of the fiscal year, company owned and operated units, which are located primarily in New England and the Northeast, numbered 55, and franchised units totaled 58 in 21 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.
 UNO RESTAURANT CORPORATION
 (Amounts in Thousands, except per share data)
 Fourth Quarter Ended(a)
 10/3/93 9/27/92 Percent Change
 Revenue:
 Restaurant sales $29,201 $22,125 32.0 pct
 Consumer product sales 1,770 715 147.6 pct
 Franchise income 988 932 6.0 pct
 Total 31,959 23,772 34.4 pct
 Costs and Expenses:
 Cost of sales $7,652 5,659 35.2 pct
 Labor and benefits 9,602 7,231 32.8 pct
 Occupancy 4,728 4,254 11.1 pct
 Other operating costs 2,757 4,169 -33.9 pct
 General & administrative 2,333 1,754 33.0 pct
 Depreciation & amortization 1,847 1,577 17.1 pct
 Total 28,919 24,644 17.3 pct
 Operating income 3,040 (872) ---
 Other income (expense) (295) (114) ---
 Income before income taxes 2,745 (986) ---
 Provision for income taxes 1,055 (410) ---
 Net income $1,690 (576) ---
 Earnings per common share 19 cents (6 cents) ---
 Weighted avg. shares
 outstanding 9,073 9,064 .1 pct
 NOTE: (a) The fourth quarter of fiscal 1993 included 14 weeks compared to 13 weeks for the previous year.
 UNO RESTAURANT CORPORATION
 (Amounts in Thousands, except per share data)
 Fiscal Year Ended(b)
 10/3/93 9/27/92 Percent Change
 Revenue:
 Restaurant sales $98,234 $77,500 26.8 pct
 Consumer product sales 7,073 3,106 127.7 pct
 Franchise income 3,638 3,507 3.7 pct
 Total 108,945 84,113 29.5 pct
 Costs and Expenses:
 Cost of sales 26,024 19,224 35.4 pct
 Labor and benefits 32,990 24,912 32.4 pct
 Occupancy 17,295 14,492 19.3 pct
 Other operating costs 9,166 9,638 -4.9 pct
 General & administrative 8,233 7,022 17.2 pct
 Depreciation & amortization 7,152 5,773 23.9 pct
 Total 100,860 81,061 24.4 pct
 Operating income 8,085 3,052 164.9 pct
 Other income (expense) (1,085) (150) ---
 Income before income taxes 7,000 2,902 141.2 pct
 Provision for income taxes 2,837 1,140 148.9 pct
 Net income $4,163 $1,762 136.3 pct
 Earnings per common share 46 cents 19 cents 142.1 pct
 Weighted avg. shares
 outstanding 9,033 9,051 -.2 pct
 NOTE: (b) Fiscal year 1993 included 53 weeks compared to 52 weeks for the previous year.
 -0- 11/11/93
 /CONTACT: Bob Brown, chief financial officer of Uno Restaurant Corp., 617-323-9200, ext. 221/
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