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Forward-looking Statement

Certain statements on this website are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and our future performance, as well as management’s current expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. Our forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are:

  • competition from other restaurant concepts and food retailers
  • continued disruptions in the financial markets
  • the loss of franchisees and other business partners
  • labor shortages or increased labor costs
  • increased costs of our principal food products
  • changes in consumer preferences and demographic trends, as well as concerns about health or food quality
  • instances of avian flu or other food-borne illnesses
  • general economic conditions
  • the loss of senior management and the inability to attract and retain additional qualified management personnel
  • limitations on our business under our credit facility
  • our ability to comply with the repayment requirements, covenants, tests and restrictions contained in our credit facility
  • failure of our franchisees
  • a decline in the number of franchised units
  • a decline in our ability to franchise new units
  • slowed expansion into new markets
  • unexpected and adverse fluctuations in quarterly results
  • increased government regulation
  • effects of volatile gasoline prices
  • supply and delivery shortages or interruptions
  • currency, economic and political factors that affect our international operations
  • inadequate protection of our intellectual property
  • liabilities for environmental contamination and the other risk factors detailed in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission

You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, since those statements speak only as of the date they are made.