SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE SIGNS FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH SPAGHETTI WORKS
SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE SIGNS FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT
WITH SPAGHETTI WORKS
GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Spaghetti Warehouse, Inc. (NYSE: SWH) today announced that it has signed a development agreement with Spaghetti Works, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. The agreement covers the state of Kansas and certain parts of Missouri and provides for the opening of a minimum of three "Spaghetti Warehouse" restaurants during the five-year period beginning Jan. 1, 1992. The agreement also grants Spaghetti Works, Inc. a right of first refusal on the development of "Spaghetti Warehouse" restaurants in the states of Nebraska and Iowa (including the quad-cities area). Additionally, Spaghetti Works, Inc. was granted the right to convert any of its "Spaghetti Works" restaurants to Spaghetti Warehouse restaurants.
Lou Neeb, president of Spaghetti Warehouse, said that he "is looking forward to working with Brent Lambi, president of Spaghetti Works, Inc., and believes the association to be a near perfect arrangement for both companies."
Spaghetti Works, Inc. currently operates restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha; Lincoln, Neb.; and Ralston, Neb. under the name "Spaghetti Works" with a concept similar to "Spaghetti Warehouse" restaurants.
Spaghetti Warehouse, Inc. operates 20 restaurants in Texas, Ohio, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Rhode Island. It currently has restaurants under construction in Columbia, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; and Cleveland, Ohio, for scheduled openings in February, March and April 1992. It's restaurants, which operate under the name "The Spaghetti Warehouse," feature a menu of inexpensive Italian food served in a family oriented, nostalgic and casual atmosphere.
Spaghetti Warehouse, Inc. has granted only one other franchise, which is expected to open in Southern California during 1992.
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/CONTACT: Kenneth A. Vaughn, vice president-franchising of Spaghetti Warehouse, 214-226-6000/
(SWH) CO: Spaghetti Warehouse, Inc. ST: Texas IN: FOD SU: FC -- NY019 -- 1976 12/12/91 12:59 EST