Prandium Announces Addition of Two New Directors

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Prandium, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Prandium, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   PDIM) announced today that it has added two new members
 to its board of directors, Donald C. Blough and Khanh T. Tran.  These two new
 appointments join board newcomers Bill Rulon and Dan Maltby who joined in
 early March of this year.
     Kevin S. Relyea, president, chief executive officer and chairman of
 Prandium, Inc., commented on the additional two board members, "The team we
 are forming has a wide set of skills.  With the addition of Khanh's financial
 background and Don's investment and information systems experience, I feel the
 board will be able to provide the company with excellent strategic guidance as
 we progress through our capital restructuring and beyond."
     Mr. Tran, 44, has spent the majority of his professional career in finance
 and executive positions.  He has served in various management positions at
 Pacific Life Insurance Company over the past 11 years.  He currently serves as
 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific Life's
 corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California.  Prior to joining Pacific
 Life, Mr. Tran was the assistant treasurer at Vons Companies, Inc.  Mr. Tran's
 career began with United California Bank, followed by a seven year period at
 Flying Tiger Line, Inc.  After graduating from Whittier College with a degree
 in economics and political science, Mr. Tran received his M.B.A. from the
 University of California, Los Angeles in finance and marketing in 1980.  Mr.
 Tran currently serves on the boards of Pacific Life Insurance Company, Pacific
 Financial Products, Inc., Pacific Legacy Investment Company, PM Realty
 Advisors, Inc., World-Wide Holdings Limited, and Aviation Capital Group.
     Mr. Blough, 53, has extensive expertise in the food service business, with
 particular emphasis in information systems and investment management.  Mr.
 Blough is a registered investment advisor and the President and Chief
 Executive Officer of DB Financial Management, Inc., a private investment firm
 with investments in excess of $44 million.  Prior to forming his own company,
 Mr. Blough was the Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for
 Jack in the Box, Inc.  During his 22 year career at the company, Mr. Blough
 held various other positions including Division Vice President of Systems
 Development.  Mr. Blough is a graduate of Temple Business School and received
 his M.B.A. from National University in 1986.
 
     Prandium(TM) operates a portfolio of full-service and fast-casual
 restaurants including Koo Koo Roo(R), Hamburger Hamlet(R), and Chi-Chi's(R) in
 the United States and also licenses its concepts outside the United States.
 Prandium, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California.  To contact the company
 call (949) 757-7900, or the toll free investor information line at
 (888) 288-PRAN, or link to www.prandium.com.  Address email to
 invest@prandium.com.
 
     This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and
 comments within the safe harbor provisions established under The Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements involve known and
 unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual
 results of Prandium, Inc., its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be
 materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements.
 These factors include, but are not limited to:  the continuing development of
 successful strategies for the Company; the effect of national and regional
 economic conditions; the ability of Prandium to satisfy its debt obligations;
 the company's ability to successfully restructure its capital; the
 availability of adequate working capital; competitive products and pricing;
 changes in legislation; demographic changes; the ability to attract and retain
 qualified personnel; changes in business strategy or development plans;
 business disruptions; changes in consumer preferences, tastes and eating
 habits; and increases in food, labor and utility costs.  These risk factors
 and others are discussed from time to time in the periodic reports and filings
 of Prandium, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but
 not limited to its Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs.
 
     Prandium, Chi-Chi's, Koo Koo Roo and Hamburger Hamlet are registered
 trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.
 
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SOURCE Prandium, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Prandium, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   PDIM) announced today that it has added two new members
 to its board of directors, Donald C. Blough and Khanh T. Tran.  These two new
 appointments join board newcomers Bill Rulon and Dan Maltby who joined in
 early March of this year.
     Kevin S. Relyea, president, chief executive officer and chairman of
 Prandium, Inc., commented on the additional two board members, "The team we
 are forming has a wide set of skills.  With the addition of Khanh's financial
 background and Don's investment and information systems experience, I feel the
 board will be able to provide the company with excellent strategic guidance as
 we progress through our capital restructuring and beyond."
     Mr. Tran, 44, has spent the majority of his professional career in finance
 and executive positions.  He has served in various management positions at
 Pacific Life Insurance Company over the past 11 years.  He currently serves as
 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific Life's
 corporate headquarters in Newport Beach, California.  Prior to joining Pacific
 Life, Mr. Tran was the assistant treasurer at Vons Companies, Inc.  Mr. Tran's
 career began with United California Bank, followed by a seven year period at
 Flying Tiger Line, Inc.  After graduating from Whittier College with a degree
 in economics and political science, Mr. Tran received his M.B.A. from the
 University of California, Los Angeles in finance and marketing in 1980.  Mr.
 Tran currently serves on the boards of Pacific Life Insurance Company, Pacific
 Financial Products, Inc., Pacific Legacy Investment Company, PM Realty
 Advisors, Inc., World-Wide Holdings Limited, and Aviation Capital Group.
     Mr. Blough, 53, has extensive expertise in the food service business, with
 particular emphasis in information systems and investment management.  Mr.
 Blough is a registered investment advisor and the President and Chief
 Executive Officer of DB Financial Management, Inc., a private investment firm
 with investments in excess of $44 million.  Prior to forming his own company,
 Mr. Blough was the Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for
 Jack in the Box, Inc.  During his 22 year career at the company, Mr. Blough
 held various other positions including Division Vice President of Systems
 Development.  Mr. Blough is a graduate of Temple Business School and received
 his M.B.A. from National University in 1986.
 
     Prandium(TM) operates a portfolio of full-service and fast-casual
 restaurants including Koo Koo Roo(R), Hamburger Hamlet(R), and Chi-Chi's(R) in
 the United States and also licenses its concepts outside the United States.
 Prandium, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California.  To contact the company
 call (949) 757-7900, or the toll free investor information line at
 (888) 288-PRAN, or link to www.prandium.com.  Address email to
 invest@prandium.com.
 
     This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and
 comments within the safe harbor provisions established under The Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements involve known and
 unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual
 results of Prandium, Inc., its subsidiaries, divisions and concepts to be
 materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements.
 These factors include, but are not limited to:  the continuing development of
 successful strategies for the Company; the effect of national and regional
 economic conditions; the ability of Prandium to satisfy its debt obligations;
 the company's ability to successfully restructure its capital; the
 availability of adequate working capital; competitive products and pricing;
 changes in legislation; demographic changes; the ability to attract and retain
 qualified personnel; changes in business strategy or development plans;
 business disruptions; changes in consumer preferences, tastes and eating
 habits; and increases in food, labor and utility costs.  These risk factors
 and others are discussed from time to time in the periodic reports and filings
 of Prandium, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but
 not limited to its Form 10-Ks and Form 10-Qs.
 
     Prandium, Chi-Chi's, Koo Koo Roo and Hamburger Hamlet are registered
 trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.
 
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