Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. To Present At The Southern California Investor Conference On August 30, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOTR) ("Chanticleer Holdings" or the "Company"), a minority owner in the privately-held parent company of the Hooters® brand, Hooters of America ("HOA"), and a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants, announced today the Company will present at an upcoming investor conference.

On Thursday, August 30, 2012, the Company will present at the 17th Annual Southern California Investor Conference, an event sponsored by Merriman Capital, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX:MERR), in Newport Beach, CA. The Company's investor presentation will be webcasted live at 10:30 am Pacific Standard Time at www.chanticleerholdings.com and will be archived for replay for a period of 60 days.

About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

Chanticleer Holdings is focused on expanding the Hooters® casual dining restaurant brand in international emerging markets. Chanticleer currently owns in whole or part of the exclusive franchise rights to develop and operate Hooters restaurants in South Africa, Hungary and parts of Brazil, and has joint ventured with the current Hooters franchisee in Australia, while evaluating several additional international opportunities. The Company currently owns and operates in whole or part of five Hooters restaurants in its international franchise territories: Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Emperor's Palace in South Africa; and Campbelltown, Australia. The Company has announced Budapest, Hungary is expected to open August 27, 2012 and Surfers Paradise, Australia to open before year-end.

In 2011, Chanticleer and a group of noteworthy private equity investors, which included H.I.G. Capital, KarpReilly, LLC and Kelly Hall, president of Texas Wings Inc., the largest Hooters franchisee in the United States, acquired Hooters of America (HOA), a privately held company. Today, HOA is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters® restaurants in 28 countries. Chanticleer maintains a minority ownership stake in HOA and its CEO, Mike Pruitt, is also a member of HOA's Board of Directors. For further information, please visit www.chanticleerholdings.com or  www.hooters.com and follow us on Twitter at @ChantHoldings or @Hooters.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the inherent uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Any statements that are not statement of historical fact (including statements containing the words "believes," "plans," "anticipate," "expects," "estimates," and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward-looking statements. Certain factors could cause actual results and conditions to differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements. These factors are identified from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update such statements to reflect subsequent events. Further information on our business, including important factors which could affect actual results are discussed in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations."
CONTACT: For Additional Information, Please Contact:                  Company Contact:         Shannon DiGennaro, V.P. Investor Relations         Phone: 704.941.0959         sd@chanticleerholdings.com                  Investor Contact:         The Del Mar Consulting Group, Inc.         Robert B. Prag, President         858-794-9500         bprag@delmarconsulting.com

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