Koo Koo Roo Cuts Ribbon for First Restaurant in 2001 - New Woodland Hills Location Is in Warner Center -

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Koo Koo Roo, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Koo Koo Roo, Inc., a subsidiary of
 Prandium, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   PDIM), announced today the grand opening
 of its second Woodland Hills Koo Koo Roo(R) restaurant.  The new site is
 located in Warner Center, a preeminent commercial district in the San Fernando
 Valley.  The restaurant marks the 32nd location in the LA/Orange County area.
 Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony were Honorary Woodland Hills Mayor
 Michael Miller, Carol Amenta, CEO and President of the Woodland Hills Chamber
 of Commerce, L.A. Council Field Deputy for the 3rd district Jackie Keene and a
 number of Koo Koo Roo executives.
     Koo Koo Roo president Gayle A. DeBrosse commented on the new restaurant,
 "We are excited to be part of the Warner Center.  With over 2000 companies and
 more than 55,000 employees within a mile of our new location, we believe that
 we will continue to appeal to the growing segment of Chicken consumers.
 Whether for a fast-casual business lunch, a catered office meal, or a carryout
 meal for the family, you just can't get chicken like ours anywhere else."
     DeBrosse added, "Our focus remains on delivering our guests the tradition
 of exceptional taste, a variety of fresh nutritious menu items, exceptional
 service, and carry-out convenience.  Our team members at the new Warner Center
 location are ready to serve it up!"
     Renowned for its proprietary Koo Koo Roo Original Skinless Flame-Broiled
 Chicken(R), Koo Koo Roo delivers a tasty alternative within the casual dining
 and take-home meal replacement market.  Other menu selections include Koo Koo
 Roo's savory country herb and garlic rotisserie chicken, fresh roasted hand-
 carved turkey, the Chargrilled Chicken Chop(TM) bowls, hearty soups, crisp
 garden salads, sandwiches and a cornucopia of delicious, freshly prepared side
 dishes.
     The Koo Koo Roo restaurant concept began in 1988 and now operates
 42 restaurants.  Prandium(TM) operates a portfolio of full-service and
 fast-casual restaurants including Koo Koo Roo, Hamburger Hamlet(R), and
 Chi-Chi's(R).  Prandium, Inc. and Koo Koo Roo are located at 18831 Von Karman
 Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612.  To contact the company call (949) 757-7900, or the
 toll-free investor information line at (888) 288-PRAN, or hyperlink to
 www.kookooroo.com or www.prandium.com.  Address email to invest@prandium.com.
 
     Forward looking statements and comments in this press release are made
 pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Federal securities laws.  Such
 statements relating to, among other things, operational objectives, operating
 results, the timing of new restaurant openings, consumer preferences, tastes
 and eating habits, demographic trends and traffic patterns, and competition
 from other restaurants and food service establishments are necessarily subject
 to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature.
 These risks are further discussed in the periodic reports and registration
 statements filed by Prandium, Inc. from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     Address for new Location:
     Koo Koo Roo, 6020 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
     (818) 227-8055
 
     Koo Koo Roo is a registered trademark of Koo Koo Roo, Inc. Other brand or
 product names are registered trademarks or service marks of their respective
 holders.
 
 

SOURCE Koo Koo Roo, Inc.
    LOS ANGELES, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Koo Koo Roo, Inc., a subsidiary of
 Prandium, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   PDIM), announced today the grand opening
 of its second Woodland Hills Koo Koo Roo(R) restaurant.  The new site is
 located in Warner Center, a preeminent commercial district in the San Fernando
 Valley.  The restaurant marks the 32nd location in the LA/Orange County area.
 Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony were Honorary Woodland Hills Mayor
 Michael Miller, Carol Amenta, CEO and President of the Woodland Hills Chamber
 of Commerce, L.A. Council Field Deputy for the 3rd district Jackie Keene and a
 number of Koo Koo Roo executives.
     Koo Koo Roo president Gayle A. DeBrosse commented on the new restaurant,
 "We are excited to be part of the Warner Center.  With over 2000 companies and
 more than 55,000 employees within a mile of our new location, we believe that
 we will continue to appeal to the growing segment of Chicken consumers.
 Whether for a fast-casual business lunch, a catered office meal, or a carryout
 meal for the family, you just can't get chicken like ours anywhere else."
     DeBrosse added, "Our focus remains on delivering our guests the tradition
 of exceptional taste, a variety of fresh nutritious menu items, exceptional
 service, and carry-out convenience.  Our team members at the new Warner Center
 location are ready to serve it up!"
     Renowned for its proprietary Koo Koo Roo Original Skinless Flame-Broiled
 Chicken(R), Koo Koo Roo delivers a tasty alternative within the casual dining
 and take-home meal replacement market.  Other menu selections include Koo Koo
 Roo's savory country herb and garlic rotisserie chicken, fresh roasted hand-
 carved turkey, the Chargrilled Chicken Chop(TM) bowls, hearty soups, crisp
 garden salads, sandwiches and a cornucopia of delicious, freshly prepared side
 dishes.
     The Koo Koo Roo restaurant concept began in 1988 and now operates
 42 restaurants.  Prandium(TM) operates a portfolio of full-service and
 fast-casual restaurants including Koo Koo Roo, Hamburger Hamlet(R), and
 Chi-Chi's(R).  Prandium, Inc. and Koo Koo Roo are located at 18831 Von Karman
 Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612.  To contact the company call (949) 757-7900, or the
 toll-free investor information line at (888) 288-PRAN, or hyperlink to
 www.kookooroo.com or www.prandium.com.  Address email to invest@prandium.com.
 
     Forward looking statements and comments in this press release are made
 pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Federal securities laws.  Such
 statements relating to, among other things, operational objectives, operating
 results, the timing of new restaurant openings, consumer preferences, tastes
 and eating habits, demographic trends and traffic patterns, and competition
 from other restaurants and food service establishments are necessarily subject
 to risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant in scope and nature.
 These risks are further discussed in the periodic reports and registration
 statements filed by Prandium, Inc. from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     Address for new Location:
     Koo Koo Roo, 6020 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
     (818) 227-8055
 
     Koo Koo Roo is a registered trademark of Koo Koo Roo, Inc. Other brand or
 product names are registered trademarks or service marks of their respective
 holders.
 
 SOURCE  Koo Koo Roo, Inc.