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Glory Days Grill® Names New District Manager & Executive Chef

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, December 6, 2004
CONTACT: JEFF NEWMAN, 703-818-7692 x1

17-Store Chain Hires 24-Year Veteran For Virginia Stores

Fairfax, VA — Glory Days Grill, a regionally owned and operated restaurant company, named Tony Cochones as District Manager for six of its twelve corporate-owned stores in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

A 24-year veteran in the restaurant industry, having worked in the capacity of a General Manager and National Training Manager for casual and fine dining concepts such as Palomino, Olives and The Perry Restaurant Group of Burlington, Vermont , Cochones will work in the capacity of District Manager for Glory Days Grill in the short-term. A classically trained meat and wine expert and advocate of seasonal menus that emphasize local and organic produce, Cochones will also be in charge of menu development, and his role with Glory Days Grill will eventually evolve into that of full-time Executive Chef.

Said Jeff Newman, co-founder of Glory Days Grill, "The addition of Tony is a major step forward in the history of the growth and development of our food-driven concept. His addition will not only add another seasoned restaurant professional to our executive management team, but Tony's culinary expertise will also enhance our overall food quality and lower our procurement costs.

Glory Days Grill operates full-service restaurants in Florida, Maryland , Nevada and Virginia and has announced plans to open four new restaurants next year. The company had sales growth of 70% during 2003 and was ranked by the Washington Business Journal as fifth largest locally owned restaurant chain and fourteenth fastest growing private company in the Washington, DC metro area.

Glory Days Grill is an American grill and bar whose concept launched in Burke, Virginia in 1996. In addition to dine in, Glory Days Grill offers to go services and can accommodate large groups for special occasions. The restaurant has also been recognized for a variety of fundraising efforts for the greater Baltimore/Washington DC communities, voted a state winner and national finalist for the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Neighbor Award in 2003.