Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro Proclaims Winners of Its 'Name the Cluck' Icon Contest

Popular Southern California Restaurant Chain's Long Beloved Nameless Face Gets a New Distinguished Image

Jan 07, 2010, 11:00 ET from Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro, a leading fast-casual provider of Better for You® food with wholesome and healthy menu items, announced today the winners of the company's 'Name the Cluck' Contest.

Koo Koo Roo selected ROOsevelt Clucksworth as the new and formal name of its popular 'Cluck' icon. ROOsevelt Clucksworth is the brainchild of two Southern Californians. Ryan Hopak of North Hollywood and Gavin Graves of Culver City submitted the most original and creative names from a pool of more than 1,000 entries.

Along with bragging rights of having come up with Koo Koo Roo's icon name, both Ryan and Gavin also won the Grand Prize -- free Koo Koo Roo for one year. Ryan and Gavin will able to enjoy Koo Koo Roo favorites such as the brands famous in-house hand marinated rotisserie chicken and Ross Squash all year long for free.

"We are thrilled by the overwhelming response from Koo Koo Roo fans all wanting to have a say in the formal naming of our 'Cluck' icon," said Alan Watts, SVP of Operations, Koo Koo Roo. "We intended to pick just one winner, however, both Ryan and Gavin submitted names that directly spoke to the Koo Koo Roo brand, so we decided to marry the two names resulting in the very appropriate ROOsevelt Clucksworth." Of course to our closest friends he will probably always be affectionately referred to as, 'Cluck".

Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro is a popular Southern California institution known for its philosophy of "Living a Life Unfried®" and providing delicious and healthy food for over 20 years. There are currently 13 locations throughout Southern California.

About Koo Koo Roo

Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro was hatched in Los Angeles in 1988 and has been clucking its message of the Life Unfried around Southern California ever since. It is a leading fast-casual provider of Better for You® food with wholesome and healthy menu items, including succulent hand marinated rotisserie chicken, the famous bone-in, skinless charbroiled chicken breast, freshly prepared salads, savory sandwiches and seasonal side dishes including the famous "Ross Squash." Ardent fans have long hailed Koo Koo Roo as the better for you alternative to traditionally fatty fast food and catapulted its signature dishes to cult status within the Southern California community. Koo Koo Roo Chicken Bistro operates 13 fast-casual restaurants throughout Southern California. For more information please visit www.kookooroo.com.

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