MIAMI, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ: BNHN), the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, has announced their two millionth member of The Chef's Table has won a trip for four to the Benihana of their choice for dinner with Executive Chef Toshiya Nemoto. The prize includes a three day, two night trip with airfare, hotel lodging, and dinner for four included. The Chef's Table is Benihana's exclusive online membership program. It keeps members informed about the latest happenings at Benihana with bi-monthly e-newsletters that contain information about current chef's specials, new contests and promotions, and local events such as Benihana's Sushi / Sake 101 classes. In addition, The Chef's Table members receive a complimentary $30 Benihana Birthday Certificate during their birthday month. Started in 2009, The Chef's Table was created as part of the Renewal Program—Benihana's long-term strategy for improving the guest experience with quality food, service and atmosphere at all of its restaurants. The Chef's Table members must be 13 years or older. For younger enthusiasts, Benihana offers the Kabuki Kids program. Each Kabuki Kid will receive a special birthday e-mail or postcard for a complimentary Benihana souvenir mug with the purchase of a Kid's Meal during their birthday month. For more information about The Chef's Table membership program or to find a Benihana location and make a reservation today, visit www.benihana.com. About Benihana Headquartered in Miami, Benihana Inc. (NASDAQ GS: BNHN) is the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants with 95 restaurants nationwide, including 62 Benihana restaurants, eight Haru sushi restaurants and 25 RA Sushi restaurants. In addition, 16 franchised Benihana restaurants are operating in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. To learn more about Benihana Inc. and its three restaurant concepts, please view the corporate video at www.benihana.com/about/video. SOURCE Benihana Inc.
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