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UNO CHICAGO GRILL "COMMUNITY PARTNERS" PROGRAM HELPS NON-PROFIT STRIKE GOLD IN BOSTON

BOSTON (March 10, 2004) - Uno Chicago Grill, world-renowned casual dining restaurant has developed a program that enables schools and community organizations to substantially boost donations. In 2003, the chain hosted nearly 3,000 fundraisers in their Uno Chicago Grill locations throughout the U.S., with donations totaling over $600,000.00.

"Hosting fundraisers in our restaurants is a great way for us to give back to the community," said Dan Wheeler, VP of Marketing for Uno Chicago Grill. "We work with an organization and designate a night for the fundraiser. Uno then donates 20% of sales to the organization."

"The more people who dine at Uno on behalf of the non-profit, the more money generated for their organization," added Jack Griffin of Uno Chicago Grill in Boston. In fact, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority recently held fundraiser night at Uno in Boston and raised $211.37," Griffin added.

Any registered non-profit organization with a federal tax ID number is eligible to participate. Leaders of non-profit organizations wishing to set up events can call 800-411-2544 or contact their local Uno Chicago Grill. Schools from elementary to high school, The American Cancer Society and the Boy Scouts of America are just a few of the organizations that have benefited from the Community Partners Program.

For example, the Pentagon Memorial Fundraiser Night at Uno, held November 4, 2003, was simultaneously conducted at 18 different restaurants in the greater Washington D.C. area. Local celebrities and political leaders volunteered as servers and hosts, drawing a crowd. Silent auctions held at some restaurants generated even more money, while at other locales, the service staff donated their tips, raising the ante even higher.

Eames Way Elementary Night was another example of how hard work and determination pays off. A snowstorm in the Boston area worried school and restaurant officials - the fundraiser seemed doomed. Luckily, the snow stopped right around dinner time and the restaurant filled with school administrators, teachers and students. A contest run by the school awarding a pizza party to the class who brought in the most people motivated students to come out. Their efforts ensured that Uno Chicago Grill was filled and the fundraiser was a resounding success despite the storm.

CONTACT: Jack Griffin
617-218-5429
jack.griffin@unos.com

Based in Boston, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. currently has a system of over 200 company-owned and franchise full service units. Uno Chicago Grill restaurants are located in 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. The company also operates a consumer foods division, which supplies airlines, movie theaters, hotel restaurants and supermarkets with both frozen and refrigerated private label foods and branded Uno products. In 2003, Uno Chicago Grill was named by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 franchise opportunity in their category. The company also was selected by Franchise Times as one of the top 20 companies to watch in 2003. For more information, visit www.unos.com.

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