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Rainforest Cafe, A Wild Place to Shop and Eat, Revamps Its Jungle At the Downtown Chicago and Woodfield Locations, Adding an Exciting New Level of Service.

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 1999--

RAINFOREST CAFE, Inc., A Wild Place to Shop and Eat(R), (Nasdaq National Market: RAIN) has completed renovations of its Downtown Chicago and Woodfield Shopping Center locations, marking the premiere of Rainforest Cafe's "Wild Adventure Room".

The "Wild Adventure Room" at the 23,000 square-foot Rainforest Cafe in Woodfield Shopping Center is the first of its kind for the company and was developed for private parties, events, and receptions. Separated from the main restaurant, the "Wild Adventure Room" is a 2200 square-foot, 200-seat area enveloped by lush vegetation, three saltwater aquariums, and a floor-to-ceiling waterfall. The "Wild Adventure Room" is dividable into two private areas to accommodate two receptions at once.

Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Chicago is a 20,000 square-foot restaurant, expanding from 350 seats to 500 seats. Two new dining areas now replace the 42-foot Magic Mushroom Bar on the first floor. In its spot are the 150-seat Mushroom Dining Area and "Ongo Area", both of which can both be reserved for special events or parties.

The Retail Village at Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Chicago has also been expanded to 3,800 square-feet. Additionally, a private room called the "Tuki Room" has been built on the second level at the Downtown Chicago location. The 30-seat area can be rented for lunches, meetings, or receptions.

"We are truly thrilled with the renovations of our Downtown Chicago and Woodfield units," said Rainforest Cafe President Kenneth Brimmer. "With these exciting changes, Rainforest Cafe hopes to introduce a whole new level of service for private receptions and special events."

Rainforest Cafe at Woodfield Shopping Center opened in October 1995 and was the company's second location to open domestically. Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Chicago opened in October of 1997. Rainforest Cafe has a third location in the Chicago area at Gurnee Mills. For more information about reservations, call the Downtown Chicago location at 312.787.1501, the Woodfield location at 847.619.1900, or the Gurnee Mills location at 847.855.7800.

RAINFOREST CAFE, Inc. develops, owns and operates combination restaurant/retail facilities offering a stimulating and entertaining rain forest theme providing visitors with "A Wild Place to Shop and Eat"(R). There are currently 35 RAINFOREST CAFE units open including 25 domestic locations and 10 international units. RAINFOREST CAFE, Inc. common shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol RAIN.
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