Advantica Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTCBB: DINE) yesterday reported same-store sales for company-owned restaurants during the four-week and eight-week periods ended August 22, 2001, compared with the same periods in fiscal year 2000.
                              Four Weeks          Eight Weeks
                             August 2001             QTD 2001
                            -------------        -------------

Same-Store Sales
   Denny's                          4.7%                 4.7%
   Coco's                          (5.0%)               (5.2%)
   Carrows                          2.2%                 1.6%


Guest Check Average
   Denny's                          1.3%                 0.9%
   Coco's                           4.9%                 3.4%
   Carrows                          4.2%                 3.2%

Included below are the Company's restaurant counts at the end of August, compared with year end 2000.

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Restaurant Units                 8/22/01             12/27/00
                             ------------        -------------

Denny's
      Company-owned                  653                  736
      Franchised                   1,114                1,067
      Licensed                        14                   19
                             ------------        -------------
                                   1,781                1,822


Discontinued Operations:
   Coco's
      Company-owned                  142                  144
      Franchised                      37                   35
      Licensed                       300                  302
                            -------------        -------------
                                     479                  481
   Carrows
      Company-owned                  113                  114
      Franchised                      29                   27
                            -------------        -------------
                                     142                  141

                            -------------        -------------
                                   2,402                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.