NASDAQ, National Restaurant Association to Host Food and Restaurant Industry Forum
California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI), Famous Dave’s of America (DAVE), (FLWS) and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (RUTH) to Participate

July 18, 2007
Contact: Sue Hensley 202-331-5964, Annika Stensson (202) 973-3677

The NASDAQ Stock Market will host an industry forum, including panel discussions and NASDAQ Closing Bell, to discuss the state of the industry and trends within the Food and Restaurant industry sector. The Forum is being organized in collaboration with the National Restaurant Association. Celebrity Chef, Cat Cora, will give closing remarks at the Forum and participate in the closing bell ceremony. Panels will be moderated by Dick Rivera, Chairman of the National Restaurant Association, and will cover:

Brand differentiation in today’s marketplace;

Best practices among companies in the food and restaurant industry; and,

Resources for public companies in the food and restaurant industry.

Dick Rivera, Chairman National Restaurant Association

Companies participating include California Pizza Kitchen (CPKI), Famous Dave’s of America (DAVE), (FLWS), Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (RUTH).

Industry experts from Nations Restaurant News, Zagat Survey, CNBC, CIBC World Markets, Luxury Marketing Council, National Restaurant Association, Food Bank For New York City and NASDAQ will also be a part of the discussion.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007
10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For a detailed agenda, visit:

NASDAQ MarketSite
4 Times Square (Corner of 43rd and Broadway)
New York, NY
RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to Jolene Libretto:

Closing Bell Feed and Radio Feed will be available. The panel discussion will be webcast live on beginning at 11:00 a.m.:

A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to and click on the market close of your choice.

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