2013 January: Sam & Louie’s Named as a Top 500 Franchise in the U.S.

Omaha, Nebraska, January 7, 2013 — Sam & Louie’s has been named one of Entrepreneur’s Top 500 Franchises in the United States, a comprehensive ranking system based on companies’ financial and statistical data from July 2010 through July 2012. “We are honored and excited to be one of the best in the United States which includes all types of franchises, not just restaurants. We’re actively growing and are interested in expanding into more states and regions,” said Michael Nolan, Director of Franchising. To be eligible for the Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking, a franchisor must have a minimum of 10 units and be seeking new franchises in the United States.

Companies are judged on objective, quantifiable measures of the franchise operation and include financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the system. Sam & Louie’s was ranked number 379 and also listed amongst hotels, service providers, travel agencies, fitness centers and more. The Sam & Louie’s Corporation is headquartered in Nebraska, opening the first restaurant in 1994 in Omaha, NE, and now has 22 locations throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Montana and South Dakota.

The menu consists of delicious New York style pizza that has been hand tossed and stretched to perfection, along with pastas, hoagies, strombolis, calzones, salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches and a gluten free menu. For more information about franchise opportunities or special financing options for our active service men and women or veterans, please visit www.samandlouiespizza.com/franchise. ### Contact: Tammy Nun Director of Marketing Corporate Office 402-614-4405 tammy@samandlouiesnyp.com