Checkers(R) Managers Driving to Success New Culture; Delivers New Car to Florida Manager

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chandra Brown, general manager
 of the Checkers(R) in Carol City, Florida, has been awarded a 2001 Ford Focus
 automobile in Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   CHKR) "You Gotta
 Drive to be a Winner!" contest, part of the Company's 2001 Manager Incentive
 Program.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/FLTU019-a
      Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/FLTU019-b)
     The 2001 Managers Incentive Program is a yearlong effort to promote food
 quality, customer service and sales performance among the more than 850
 Checkers(R) and Rally's Hamburgers(R), nationwide.  Both franchised and
 company-owned stores compete for the monthly prize.
     President and CEO Daniel J. Dorsch commented:  "Checkers/Rally's(R) is,
 once again, properly focused on operating high-quality, customer-friendly
 restaurants. Our current Management Incentive Program promotes exactly that
 message to our customers, franchisees and employees throughout the country.
 We are winning again in our segment, thanks to the efforts of our General
 Managers throughout the system - they are the people that daily deliver the
 great food experience our customers expect. I was pleased to personally
 present to Chandra Brown the first of the 16 vehicles to be awarded under this
 program."
     "You Gotta Be a Winner!" is a yearlong competition, which recognizes
 stores that make the most dramatic improvement in sales performance during
 each sales period.  A 2001 Ford Focus is awarded each sales period from the
 fifty top restaurants.  At year's end, a random drawing drawn from all
 qualifiers that have not won yet, will award an additional four (4) new Ford
 Escapes.
     "I am honored to win this award because it really is a reflection of the
 hardworking and dedicated crewmembers in our Carol City restaurant that day-in
 and day-out strive to deliver our food hot, fresh and fast," said Ms. Brown.
     Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. is the largest double drive-through
 restaurant chain in the United States.  The company develops, produces, owns,
 operates and franchises quick service "double drive-thru" restaurants.
     Statements in this release which are not historical facts are "forward-
 looking" statements and "Safe Harbor" statements under the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties,
 including but not limited to the statements concerning the ability of the
 Company to continue to have its warrants listed on the Nasdaq National Market
 and other risks documented in the Company's filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
 

SOURCE Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.
    CLEARWATER, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chandra Brown, general manager
 of the Checkers(R) in Carol City, Florida, has been awarded a 2001 Ford Focus
 automobile in Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   CHKR) "You Gotta
 Drive to be a Winner!" contest, part of the Company's 2001 Manager Incentive
 Program.
     (Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/FLTU019-a
      Photo:  NewsCom:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010417/FLTU019-b)
     The 2001 Managers Incentive Program is a yearlong effort to promote food
 quality, customer service and sales performance among the more than 850
 Checkers(R) and Rally's Hamburgers(R), nationwide.  Both franchised and
 company-owned stores compete for the monthly prize.
     President and CEO Daniel J. Dorsch commented:  "Checkers/Rally's(R) is,
 once again, properly focused on operating high-quality, customer-friendly
 restaurants. Our current Management Incentive Program promotes exactly that
 message to our customers, franchisees and employees throughout the country.
 We are winning again in our segment, thanks to the efforts of our General
 Managers throughout the system - they are the people that daily deliver the
 great food experience our customers expect. I was pleased to personally
 present to Chandra Brown the first of the 16 vehicles to be awarded under this
 program."
     "You Gotta Be a Winner!" is a yearlong competition, which recognizes
 stores that make the most dramatic improvement in sales performance during
 each sales period.  A 2001 Ford Focus is awarded each sales period from the
 fifty top restaurants.  At year's end, a random drawing drawn from all
 qualifiers that have not won yet, will award an additional four (4) new Ford
 Escapes.
     "I am honored to win this award because it really is a reflection of the
 hardworking and dedicated crewmembers in our Carol City restaurant that day-in
 and day-out strive to deliver our food hot, fresh and fast," said Ms. Brown.
     Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. is the largest double drive-through
 restaurant chain in the United States.  The company develops, produces, owns,
 operates and franchises quick service "double drive-thru" restaurants.
     Statements in this release which are not historical facts are "forward-
 looking" statements and "Safe Harbor" statements under the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties,
 including but not limited to the statements concerning the ability of the
 Company to continue to have its warrants listed on the Nasdaq National Market
 and other risks documented in the Company's filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
 SOURCE  Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.