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Nathan's Famous Donates to City Harvest
6/28/2006

Nathanís Famous will make a donation of 10,000 hot dogs to City Harvest, the world's oldest food rescue organization and a member of Second Harvest, the countryís largest charitable hunger-relief organization.

Nathanís Famous President Wayne Norbitz will make the donation during the annual Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest that occurs on July 4th in Coney Island, NY.

ďCity Harvest does so much good for the people of New York City that itís our pleasure to host them each year at the Nathanís Famous Fourth of July celebration,Ē said Wayne Norbitz, president and COO of Nathanís Famous. ďHunger is a terrible problem in America and we are pleased to assist City Harvest, a group the feeds more than 260,000 New Yorkers each week.Ē

Jennifer McLean, Director of Food Development for City Harvest said: "Each year Nathanís Famous makes this generous donation, which helps City Harvest work toward our goal of ending hunger in New York City."

The Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest grows in popularity each year. Roughly 10,000 people attend the event live while over a million households tune in to the live ESPN broadcast.

The Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, believed to be in its 91st year, is a culmination of a seven-week hot dog-eating contest circuit. Qualifying events occur in Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Las Vegas, NV; Atlanta, GA; Norfolk, VA; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; Tokyo, Japan, and other cities.

The Nathan's Famous System consists of 355 franchised or licensed units, six company-owned units (including one seasonal restaurant) and more than 5,900 Branded Product points of sale, located in 46 states, the District of Columbia and 13 foreign countries featuring the Nathan's, Miami Subs and Kenny Rogers Roasters brands. For Additional information about Nathan's, Kenny Rogers Roasters or Miami Subs please visit our website at www.nathansfamous.com.

Founded in 1982, City Harvest is the worldís first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding New York Cityís hungry men, women and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 21 million pounds of excess, nutritious food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers and farms. This food is then delivered free to charge to more than 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of 15 trucks and volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.