Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: DINE) yesterday reported same-store sales for company-owned restaurants during the four-week period ended April 25, 2001, compared with the same period in fiscal year 2000.

Denny's

For the fiscal month of April, Denny's company-owned restaurants posted an increase in same-store sales of 2.6%. The increase included the impact of a 2.5% higher average guest check.

Coco's and Carrows

For the fiscal month of April, Coco's posted a decline in same-store sales at company-owned units of 7.0% which included a 1.8% higher average guest check. Carrows same-store sales decreased 3.2% which included a 1.4% higher average guest check.

Included below are the Company's restaurant counts at the end of April compared to year end 2000.

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Restaurant Units                               4/25/01        12/27/00
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   Denny's
      Company-owned                                692             736
      Franchised                                 1,106           1,067
      Licensed                                      16              19
                                        --------------  --------------
                                                 1,814           1,822

Discontinued Operations:
   Coco's
      Company-owned                                143             144
      Franchised                                    36              35
      Licensed                                     302             302
                                        --------------  --------------
                                                   481             481
   Carrows
      Company-owned                                114             114
       Franchised                                   28              27
                                        --------------  --------------
                                                   142             141

                                        --------------  --------------
                                                 2,437           2,444
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Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. is one of the largest restaurant companies in the United States, operating over 2,400 moderately priced restaurants in the mid-scale dining segment. Advantica owns and operates the Denny's, Coco's and Carrows restaurant brands. For further information on the Company, including news releases, links to SEC filings and other financial information, please visit Advantica's website at www.advantica-dine.com.