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WORTHINGTON FOODS' GRILLERS TO BE OFFERED IN ADDITIONAL BURGER KING RESTAURANTS

 WORTHINGTON, Ohio, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Worthington Foods, Inc. has announced that Burger King Corporation, a subsidiary of Grand Metropolitan PLC, has expanded the number of restaurants testing Worthington Foods' Grillers(R) from four to 38. All 34 of the new restaurants identified for this expanded program have chosen to participate in testing consumer acceptance of Grillers(R), a meatless burger which is cholesterol-free and contains only 7 grams of fat. It is currently offered through Burger King restaurants in the Rochester and Elmira areas of Western New York. Grillers(R) are flame-broiled similar to the other standard Burger King menu items. Based on successful results, this test is being expanded for the second time since it began six months ago.
 Grillers(R) are sold to supermarkets under Worthington Foods' Morningstar Farms label, the only brand of product nationally available offering a full range of meatless items. Burger King Corporation has been authorized to use the product name "Grillers(R)," a registered trademark of Worthington Foods. Consumer interest in meatless products continues to increase and currently includes 12 million vegetarians nationwide as well as many others seeking high-quality products for healthier lifestyles.
 Worthington Foods, Inc., located in Worthington, Ohio, is the world's largest company solely dedicated to producing and marketing meatless and other healthful food products.
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 /CONTACT: Frank Poston of Worthington Foods, 614-885-9511, or Wendy Cramer of Lord, Sullivan, Yoder Public Relations, 614-846-7777, for Worthington Foods/


CO: Worthington Foods, Inc.; Burger King Corporation ST: Ohio, New York IN: FOD LEI SU: PDT

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