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CHECKERS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANTS COMMENTS ON COMPLAINTS FILED BY FRANCHISEES

 CLEARWATER, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- On Dec. 30, 1992 a complaint was filed against Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHKR) ("Checkers") in Hillsborough County, Fla. by two franchisees owning an aggregate of eight Checkers' restaurants in the Orlando, Fla. market area. The complaint seeks declaratory relief permitting the Plaintiffs to combine themselves into a single entity franchisee for the purpose of effecting an initial public offering of stock by the resulting franchisee, and allowing the assignment to such new entity of all of the Plaintiffs' rights and obligations under their respective franchise and area development agreements with Checkers. The complaint alleges that Checkers unreasonably withheld its consent to such assignment.
 The complaint also seeks damages in the amount of $40 million for intentional interference with Plaintiffs' business relations and civil conspiracy to intentionally interfere with such franchisees' rights who were original members of the Plaintiffs' group and who allegedly would have participated in forming the new company.
 Although Checkers' management can give no assurance regarding the ultimate outcome of the litigation, Checkers believes that the claims are without merit and that the ultimate outcome will not have a material adverse effect on its business. Checkers' officers indicated that Checkers will defend the complaint aggressively and vigorously.
 Checkers develops, produces, owns, operates and franchises quick- service "double drive-through" restaurants under the trademark of "Checkers". Checkers has 225 locations in 17 states, 101 of which are company operated and 124 of which are operated by franchisees.
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 /CONTACT: Herbert G. Brown of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., 813-441-3500/
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