Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Wins Three Platinum Hermes Creative Awards

Carrollton, TX | June 15, 2007

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., parent company of T.G.I. Friday's® and Pick Up Stix® restaurants, was recently honored by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) with three Platinum Hermes Creative Awards.

"Our team is extremely honored by this recognition," said Amy Freshwater, vice president of communication and public relations for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide. "This recognition reflects the top quality of our internal communication programs and the outstanding group of individuals who work on the team."

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide won Platinum Hermes Creative Awards (http://www.hermesawards.com/) for its Crisis Communication Plan, Strategic Communication Plan, and Video/Internal Communication Program. The Platinum Hermes Creative Award is the highest honor available for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media.

Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals. The awards, chosen from 3,000 entries this year, are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (http://www.amcpros.com/). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and free-lance professionals.

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