Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM) today announced its eighth consecutive month of same store sales increases with March sales increasing 8.6% from the prior year and that its same store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 increased 5.7%. Year to date for the first six months of the fiscal year same store sales have increased 9.6%. Commenting on the sales improvement, President & CEO, Boyd Hoback said, “We continue to see results both in an increase in our average check and stable transactions from focusing on our core equity in product quality, including the 2 nd quarter promotion of our Fresh Grilled, Honey Cured Bacon products. While we continue to benefit from mild weather this year, it is encouraging that we are achieving sales growth with little to no traditional media support and lower advertising costs. We rolled out Cheese Fries and Loaded Fries in March to leverage our cooked-to-order Fresh Cut Fries and Wild Fries and plan to begin some media support through the spring and summer months with a pipeline of unique product offerings.” The Company also reported that it has engaged Sukle Advertising & Design in Denver as its agency of record for fiscal 2011 and is working on a refreshed design platform that will come to life in building graphics, packaging, point-of-purchase materials, menu boards and employee uniforms. Hoback added, “We are pleased to be working with Mike Sukle and his team as we refresh and rejuvenate Good Times’ image across all customer touchpoints. Sukle has a reputation for executing big-picture ideas with fresh thinking and innovative designs. We hope to have new menu boards, refreshed building exteriors and new packaging design in place in 2011 to augment a heightened focus on store-level communications and elevating our customers’ experience. Continued compound same store sales growth is our top priority as we work through the uncertain commodity cost environment and continue to explore alternatives for new restaurant growth.”
Sukle Advertising & Design is a Denver-based agency that has been crafting globally recognized, compelling and memorable ideas that create results for clients, such as Noodles & Company, Deep Rock Water, Gates Rubber Corp., Denver Water and many others in a variety of industries.Good Times is a regional chain of quick service restaurants located primarily in Colorado providing a menu of high-quality all-natural hamburgers, 100% breast of chicken sandwiches, fresh frozen custard, fresh squeezed lemonades and other unique offerings. Good Times currently operates and franchises 49 restaurants. This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. The words “intend,” “may,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause Good Times’ actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward looking statements. These risks include such factors as the uncertain nature of current restaurant development plans and the ability to implement those plans , delays in developing and opening new restaurants because of weather, local permitting or other reasons, increased competition, cost increases or shortages in raw food products, and other matters discussed under the “Risk Factors” section of Good Times’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009 filed with the SEC. Although Good Times may from time to time voluntarily update its forward looking statements, it disclaims any commitment to do so except as required by securities laws.