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AFC ENTERPRISES INC (AFCE)
AFC Enterprises, Inc. engages in the development, operation, and franchising of quick-service restaurants. It offers spicy and mild fried chicken under Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits brand. As of December 26, 2004, the company operated 1,825 Popeyes restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and 22 foreign countries. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
APPLEBEES INTERNATIONAL INC (APPB)
Applebee's International, Inc. engages in the development, franchising, and operation of casual dining restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name. It offer various entrees, including beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and pasta items prepared in various cuisines, as well as appetizers, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks, and desserts. The company also offers beer, wine, liquor, and specialty drinks. As of September 7, 2005, the company operated 1,700 Applebee's restaurants worldwide. The company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
ARK RESTAURANTS CORP (ARKR)
Ark Restaurants Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants, fast food concepts, catering operations, and wholesale and retail bakeries. Its offerings include room services, banquet facilities, employee dining rooms, casinos, restaurants and bars, and food court facilities. The company operates in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Tampa and Hollywood, Florida; and Atlantic City, New Jersey. As of October 1, 2005, the company owned and operated 23 restaurants and bars; 26 fast food concepts; catering operations; and wholesale and retail bakeries. Ark Restaurants was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York City.
AMERISTAR CASINOS INC (ASCA)
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. engages in the development, ownership, and operation of casinos and related hotel, food and beverage, entertainment, and other facilities. It offers various dining, lodging, and entertainment options. The company's signature restaurant concepts include steakhouses, buffets with interactive display cooking, and 24-hour casual dining restaurants. It also offers various popular table games, such as blackjack, craps and roulette, and live poker. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated seven properties in Missouri, Iowa, Mississippi, Colorado, and Nevada. Its portfolio of casinos consists of Ameristar St. Charles in greater St. Louis, Missouri; Ameristar Kansas City in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area; Ameristar Council Bluffs in Omaha, Nebraska and southwestern Iowa; Ameristar Vicksburg in Jackson, Mississippi and Monroe, Louisiana; Mountain High in Black Hawk, Colorado; and Cactus Petes and The Horseshu in Jackpot, Nevada. Ameristar was founded in 1954 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC (BDL)
Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants with lounges, package liquor stores, and an entertainment oriented club in Florida. The company operates through two segments, Restaurant and Package Liquor Store. The Restaurant segment operates under the name Flanigan's Seafood Bar and Grill, which offers casual dining with food and alcoholic beverage service. The Package liquor stores operate under the name Big Daddy's Liquors, which offers branded and private label liquors, beer, and wines. As of October 2, 2004, the company operated 18 restaurants and had equity interests in 7 additional restaurants, which have been franchised by the company. It also owned one club in Atlanta, Georgia. The company was founded in 1959 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Benihana, Inc. operates teppanyaki-style Japanese restaurants in the United States. As of June 11, 2004, it owned and operated 56 Benihana Japanese dinnerhouse restaurants, including 1 restaurant under the name Samurai; franchised 22 additional Benihana restaurants; owned and operated 5 Haru restaurants in New York City; owned and operated 7 RA Sushi restaurants primarily in the southwest; and owned and operated 1 Doraku restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. The Benihana concept offers casual dining in a Japanese atmosphere. It offers steak, chicken, and seafood, as well as alcoholic beverages, including specialty mixed drinks, wines, and beers. The Haru concept offers a menu of Japanese fusion dishes in an urban atmosphere. It offers sushi and sashimi creations; and raw bar items and Japanese cuisine, including New York strip steak with wasabi croquette, shallots and ginger sauce, and garlic shrimp. The RA Sushi concept offers sushi and a menu of Pacific-Rim dishes. The Doraku concept offers sushi and other Japanese dishes. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
BOB EVANS FARMS INC (BOBE)
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full-service restaurants in the United States. As of April 29, 2005, the company operated 591 full-service, family restaurants under the Bob Evans Restaurant, Bob Evans Restaurant & General Store, and Owens Restaurant names, as well as 92 full-service, upscale family casual restaurants under the Mimi's Cafe name. Bob Evans Restaurants are primarily located in the Midwest, midAtlantic, and southeast regions of the United States; Owens Restaurants operate in Texas; and Mimi's Cafe casual restaurants are located primarily in California and other western states. In addition, the company produces, distributes, and sells approximately 40 varieties of fresh, smoked, and fully cooked pork sausage and ham products under the brand names of Bob Evans, Owens Country Sausage, and Country Creek Farm. Further, Bob Evans Farms sells various other complementary food items in the frozen and refrigerated areas of grocery stores. It also offers refrigerated macaroni and cheese; cheeseburger snackwiches; bacon, egg, and cheese burrito snackwiches; frozen sausage gravy and biscuits; and refrigerated potato and cheese side items. The company was founded in 1953 by Bob Evans and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
BUCA, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the development, ownership, and operation of Italian restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. These restaurants offer food and beverages. The Buca di Beppo restaurants provide family-style Italian cuisine served in small and large family-style portions. As of March 12, 2007, the company owned and operated 92 family style Italian restaurants in 23 states and the District of Columbia. BUCA was founded in 1993 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
BOYD GAMING CORPORATION (BYD)
Boyd Gaming Corporation operates as a multijurisdictional gaming company in the United States. As of April 13, 2005, the company owned and operated 18 gaming entertainment properties and 1 gaming entertainment property under development, located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana. In addition, it owns and operates a travel agency located in Hawaii, as well as an offsite sports book located in Las Vegas. Further, Boyd is a 50% partner in a joint venture that owned a limited liability company that operates Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED (CAKE)
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (TCFI) operates upscale, full-service, and casual dining restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe trademarks. The Cheesecake Factory restaurants offer approximately 200 menu items, including appetizers, pizza, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, pasta, specialty items, salads, sandwiches, and omelets, as well as desserts, such as cheesecakes and other baked desserts. Grand Lux Cafe offers American and international cuisine selections. Its menu features appetizers, pasta, seafood, steaks, chicken, burgers, salads, specialty items, and made-to-order desserts. Its restaurants also provide liquor service. TCFI also operates a bakery production facility that produces baked desserts and other products for its restaurants, as well as for other foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. As of December 14, 2005, the company operated 103 casual dining restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory name; 7 casual dining restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe name; 1 self-service, limited menu foodservice operation under The Cheesecake Factory Express trademark inside the DisneyQuest family entertainment center in Orlando, Florida; and licensed 2 bakery cafes under The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Cafe mark to another foodservice operator. TCFI was founded in 1972 by Oscar and Evelyn Overton. The company is based in Calabasas Hills, California.
MEXICAN RESTAURANTS INC (CASA)
Mexican Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation and franchise of Mexican-theme restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under various names: Casa Ole, Monterey's Tex-Mex Cafe, Monterey's Little Mexico, Tortuga Coastal Cantina, La Senorita, and Crazy Jose. Its menu consists of various entrees, which include enchiladas, combination platters, burritos, fajitas, coastal seafood, and other house specialties. The menu also includes soup, salads, appetizers, and desserts. The company operates in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Michigan. As of May 9, 2005, it operated 80 restaurants, including 60 company-owned restaurants, 19 franchise restaurants, and 1 licensed restaurant. Mexican Restaurants was founded in 1974 under the name Casa Ole Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Mexican Restaurants, Inc. in 1999. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
CBRL Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation and development of restaurant and retail concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Logan's Roadhouse. Its menu items include country ham, chicken, fish, roast beef, beans, turnip greens, vegetable plates, salads, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and grits items. Its stores offer various decorative and functional items, including rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, cookware, ceramics, figurines, candies, preserves, syrups, and other food items. As of November 22, 2005, the company operated 538 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants and gift shops located in 41 states; and 129 company-operated and 23 franchised Logan's Roadhouse restaurants in 19 states. CBRL Group was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.
CARNIVAL CORPORATION (CCL)
Carnival Corporation operates as a cruise company. It provides cruise vacations and leisure travels to customers worldwide. The company also markets sightseeing packages. As of February 7, 2005, the company operated 77 cruise ships with a passenger capacity of 132,082 lower berths. In addition, the company operates tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, Holland America Tours, and Princess Tours. Carnival Corporation is headquartered in Miami, Florida.
CEC ENTERTAINMENT INC (CEC)
CEC Entertainment, Inc. engages in operating and franchising family restaurant/entertainment centers as Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants. Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants offer various pizzas, a salad bar, sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts; and feature musical and comic entertainment by robotic and animated characters, family-oriented games, rides, and arcade-style activities. The restaurants also serve soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, and wine. The company's restaurants primarily serve families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. As of April 20, 2005, CEC Entertainment operated a system of 498 Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants in 48 states, of which 453 are owned and operated by the company. The company was incorporated in 1980 under the name Showbiz Pizza Place, Inc. and changed its name to CEC Entertainment, Inc. in 1998. CEC Entertainment is based in Irving, Texas.
CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED (CHDN)
Churchill Downs Incorporated, a racing company, engages in conducting pari-mutuel wagering on live race meetings for thoroughbred horses. The company, through its subsidiary, Hoosier Park L.P., conducts pari-mutuel wagering on live thoroughbred, quarter horse, and standardbred horse races, and participates in interstate simulcast wagering. It conducts live horse racing at Churchill Downs, Hollywood Park, Calder Race Course, Arlington Park, Hoosier Park, and Ellis Park. The company also engages in video poker operations in Louisiana. Churchill Downs was organized in 1928 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky.
CHOICE HOTELS INTERNATIONAL INC (CHH)
Choice Hotels International, Inc. operates as a hotel franchisor worldwide. The company franchises lodging properties under various brand names, including Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, and Flag Hotels. As of December 31, 2004, Choice Hotels had franchise agreements representing 4,977 hotels open and 569 hotels under development representing 403,806 rooms open and 45,167 rooms under development. The company was formerly known as Choice Hotels Franchising, Inc. and changed its name to Choice Hotels International, Inc. in 1997. Choice Hotels International is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.
O'Charley's, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurant facilities under O'Charley's', Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub', and Stoney River Legendary Steaks' trade names primarily in the United States. Its O'Charley's menu features various items, including USDA Choice hand-cut and aged steaks, baby-back ribs basted with tangy BBQ sauce, fresh salmon, various seafood, fresh-cut salads with special recipe salad dressing, and O'Charley's signature caramel pie. The company's Ninety Nine menu features approximately 75 items, including a wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, beef, chicken, and seafood entrees and desserts. It also offers bar service. Its Stoney River menu features premium midwestern beef, fresh seafood, and various other gourmet entrees. The menu also offers salads and side dishes, as well as several specialty appetizers and desserts. As of December 26, 2004, the company operated 221 O'Charley's restaurants in 16 states in the southeast and midwest regions; 99 Ninety Nine restaurants in seven Northeastern states; and 6 Stoney River restaurants in the southeast and midwest, as well as had 1 franchised O'Charley's restaurant in Michigan. O'Charley's is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
CKE RESTAURANTS INC (CKR)
CKE Restaurants, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, engages in the development, operation, and franchising of quick-service and fast-casual restaurants in the United States of America. It operates its restaurants primarily under Carl's Jr., Hardee's, La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, and Green Burrito brands. The company's menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, biscuits, and biscuit breakfast sandwiches, as well as Mexican food items, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and salads. As of October 6, 2005, CKE Restaurants operated or franchised approximately 3,159 quick-service restaurants in the United States and 13 other countries. The company is headquartered in Carpinteria, California.
CHAMPPS ENTERTAINMENT INC (CMPP)
Champps Entertainment, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of restaurants in the United States. The company operates its restaurants under the names Champps Americana, Champps Restaurant, and Champps Restaurant and Bar. Its restaurant's menu primarily comprises appetizers, main plate salads, premium sandwiches, specialty burgers and wraps, and entree selections. As of September 1, 2005, the company owned and operated 53 restaurants and had 12 additional restaurants operating under franchise or license agreements. Champps Entertainment was formed in 1984. It was formerly known as Unique Casual Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to Champps Entertainment, Inc. in 1999. The company is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado.
CENTURY CASINOS INC (CNTY)
Century Casinos, Inc. engages in the development and operation of gaming establishments, and related lodging and restaurant facilities. It owns and/or manages casino operations in the United States, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and international waters. As of May 11, 2005, the company owned and operated Womacks Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado; owned and operated The Caledon Hotel, Spa & Casino near Cape Town, South Africa; operated the casinos aboard the ultra-luxury vessels of Silversea Cruises, The World of ResidenSea, and Oceania Cruises; and owned 50% of, and provided technical casino services to the Casino Millennium in the Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. The company also owns a majority interest in casino and hotel developments in Central City, Colorado and Edmonton, Canada. Century Casinos was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN INC (CPKI)
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. operates a casual dining restaurant chain in the United States and internationally. The company's menu includes pizzas, pastas, salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and desserts. It also offers a range of wines, bottled and tap beers, and mixed drinks. As of October 27, 2005, the company owned, licensed, or franchised 186 restaurants under California Pizza Kitchen, California Pizza Kitchen ASAP, and LA Food Show names in the United States and 5 other countries, of which 155 are company-owned and 31 operated under franchise or license arrangements. California Pizza Kitchen has a trademark license agreement with Kraft Pizza Company to manufacture and distribute a line of California Pizza Kitchen frozen pizzas in the United States and Canada. The company was founded by Larry S. Flax and Rick Rosenfield in 1985, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
FAMOUS DAVES OF AMERICA INC (DAVE)
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. engages in the development, ownership, operation, and franchising of restaurants under the name of Famous Dave's in the United States. Its restaurants offer hickory-smoked off-the-grill items, such as flame-grilled St. Louis-style ribs, Texas beef brisket, Georgia chopped pork, country-roasted chicken, sandwiches, and salads, as well as honey-buttered corn bread, coleslaw, and desserts. As of July 3, 2005, the company managed 118 restaurants in 29 states, including 38 owned and 80 franchised restaurants. Famous Dave's of America was founded by David W. Anderson. The company is incorporated in 1994 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Diedrich Coffee, Inc. specializes in sourcing, roasting, and selling coffees under Diedrich Coffee, Gloria Jean's, and Coffee People brands. It sells brewed, espresso-based, and various blended beverages primarily made from its roasted coffee beans, as well as light food items, whole bean coffee, and accessories, through retail outlets, franchises, and wholesale distribution. As of November 10, 2005, the company owned and operated 206 retail outlets located in 33 states, as well as 460 wholesale accounts, including office coffee service distributors, restaurants, specialty retailers, mail order, and the Internet. Diedrich was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC (DRI)
Darden Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company operates restaurants under the names Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, Smokey Bones, and Seasons 52. Red Lobster, a seafood specialty restaurant, offers fresh fish, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, and other seafood. Its menu also includes specialty seafood and nonseafood entrees, appetizers, and desserts. Olive Garden, a casual dining Italian restaurant, provides antipasti; soups, salad, and garlic breadsticks; baked pastas; sauteed specialties with chicken, seafood, and fresh vegetables; grilled meats; and various desserts. Bahama Breeze restaurant offers Caribbean-inspired fresh seafood, chicken, and steaks, as well as signature specialty drinks. Smokey Bones restaurant features barbequed pork, beef, and chicken, as well as other grilled favorites. Seasons 52 restaurants offer casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar with seasonally inspired menus. As of May 29, 2005, it operated 1,381 restaurants, including 679 Red Lobster, 563 Olive Garden, 32 Bahama Breeze, 104 Smokey Bones, and 3 Seasons 52 restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company was incorporated in 1968 and is based in Orlando, Florida.
DOVER DOWNS ENTERTAINMENT INC (DVD)
Dover Motorsports, Inc. engages in the marketing and promotion of motorsports entertainment in the United States. It operates five motorsports tracks, including four permanent facilities and one temporary circuit in four states; and promotes motorsports events under the sponsorship of four sanctioning bodies in motorsports, including the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, the Champ Car World Series, the Indy Racing League, and the National Hot Rod Association. The company owns and operates Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware; Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tennessee; Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis, Missouri; and Memphis Motorsports Park near Memphis, Tennessee. The company was formerly known as Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. Dover Motorsports is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC (EAT)
Brinker International, Inc. primarily engages in the ownership, operation, development, and franchising of restaurant concepts in the United States. It operates restaurants under the names of Chili's Grill & Bar, Romano's Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's Little Italy, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and Corner Bakery Cafe restaurant concepts. The company also has a 43% interest in Rockfish Seafood Grill restaurant. Its menu includes chicken, beef and seafood entrees, steaks, fajitas, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and desserts, as well as big mouth burgers and baby back ribs. As of June 29, 2005, the company operated 1,588 jointly-developed and franchised restaurants located in Washington, D.C., Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Brinker International was founded in 1977 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
ENERGY SERVICES ACQUISITION CORP (ESA)
Energy Services Acquisition Corp. does not have significant operations. The company serves as a vehicle to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination with an operating business. It focuses on acquiring an operating business in the energy services sector headquartered in North America. Energy Services was founded in 2006 and is based in Huntington, West Virginia.
FRONTEER DEVELOPMENT GROUP INC (FRG)
Fronteer Development Group, Inc., a discovery-stage mineral exploration company, focuses on exploring gold and uranium deposits primarily in Canada, Mexico, and western Turkey. Its properties are located in western Turkey; the provinces of Newfoundland and Central Mineral Belt of Labrador, Ontario; the Northwest Territories, Canada; and Mexico. The company also holds interest in a real estate joint venture through its 50% interest in Berkley Homes (Pickering), Inc. In addition, Fronteer Development Group has an alliance agreement with Altius Minerals Corp. The company was incorporated in January 1999 under the name 1334970 Ontario, Inc. and changed its name to Fronteer Development Group, Inc. in February 1999. Fronteer Development Group is based in Vancouver, Canada.
FRISCHS RESTAURANTS INC (FRS)
Frisch's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the operation and licensing of full service family-style restaurants under the Frisch's Big Boy name. Big Boy restaurants feature various items, such as the double-deck hamburger sandwich, onion rings, hot fudge cake, pasta, roast beef, chicken and seafood dinners, desserts, nonalcoholic beverages, and other items. The company also operates grill buffet style restaurants under the name Golden Corral pursuant to certain licensing agreements. The Golden Corral restaurants offers a variety of buffet items, including fried and rotisserie chicken, meat loaf, pot roast, fish, ham and turkey. The buffet also includes fresh fruits and vegetables, other hot and cold buffet foods, a salad bar, desserts, an instore display bakery that offers made-from-scratch bakery goods, and various beverage items. As of May 30, 2005, the company operated 88 family-style restaurants and 30 grill-buffet style family restaurants, as well as licensed 28 Big Boy restaurants to other operators primarily in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cedar Fair, L.P. and its affiliated companies engage in the ownership and operation of amusement parks and water parks in the United States. It owns and operates seven amusement parks, such as Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio; Knott''s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California; Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania; Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora, Ohio; Valleyfair in Shakopee, Minnesota; Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Missouri; and Michigan''s Adventure near Muskegon, Michigan. The company's parks provide various rides and entertainment for people of all ages. Cedar Fair's Cedar Point amusement park also owns and operates four hotel facilities; Cedar Point Marina, Castaway Bay Marina, and Camper Village; as well as a Cedar Point Causeway across Sandusky Bay. The company's Knott''s Berry Farm also renowned for its seasonal events, including Christmas promotion, Knott''s Merry Farm, and a Halloween event called Knott''s Scary Farm. In addition, it owns and operates the Knott''s Berry Farm Hotel located adjacent to the park. Cedar Fair's Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom owns and operates Geauga Lake Hotel and the Geauga Lake Campgrounds, located adjacent to the park. The company also owns and operates water parks near San Diego and in Palm Springs, California, and adjacent to Cedar Point, Knott''s Berry Farm, and Worlds of Fun, and the Castaway Bay Indoor Waterpark Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Cedar Fair Management, Inc. serves as general partner of the company. Cedar Fair is based in Sandusky, Ohio.
GAMETECH INTERNATIONAL INC (GMTC)
GameTech International, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of interactive electronic bingo player terminals and systems primarily in the United States. The company supplies a line of electronic bingo equipment, including hand-held bingo units, fixed-base units, and turnkey accounting and management software. The company markets portable terminals, which can be played within a bingo hall, and fixed-base systems with light-pen or touchscreen-activated monitors. It provides bingo operators with various electronic player terminals and back-office management systems. The company's player terminals operate on an operating system, known as Diamond system. This operating system includes point-of-sale functionality and player tracking for bingo operators that enable them to consolidate to one system for selling paper and electronics. GameTech also offers bingo operators a back-office management system, known as AllTrak2. The AllTrak system is a Windows-based, multipurpose accounting system for bingo hall operators running on standard personal computers. The system also provides inventory-tracking capabilities for bingo paper, complete sales data, and player tracking systems. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, as well as through third-party distributors. GameTech was founded in 1994. The company is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
GRILL CONCEPTS INC (GRIL)
Grill Concepts, Inc. engages in the development and operation of dining restaurants in California, Virginia, Illinois, Texas, Oregon, and Maryland. The company operates casual dining restaurants under the name Daily Grill' and fine dining restaurants under the name The Grill on the Alley'. These restaurants offer steaks, seafood, cobb salad, caesar salad, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, chicken pot pie, chicken burgers, hamburgers, rice pudding, and fresh fruit cobbler. They also offer various beverages, including beer and wine. As of June 26, 2005, Grill Concepts owned and operated 13 Daily Grill restaurants and managed and/or licensed 8 Daily Grill restaurants, as well as it owned and operated 4 Grill on the Alley restaurants. The company was founded by Robert Spivak, Michael Weinstock, and Richard Shapiro in 1984. Grill Concepts is based in Los Angeles, California.
HARRAHS ENTERTAINMENT INC (HET)
Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., through its subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., provides casino entertainment in the United States and internationally. As of September 30, 2005, it operated 36 casinos in 3 countries under the Harrah's, Caesars, and Horseshoe brand names, which included 19 land-based casinos, 11 riverboat or dockside casinos, 1 combination thoroughbred racetrack and casino, 1 combination greyhound racetrack and casino, and 4 managed casinos on Indian lands. In addition to casinos, its facilities include hotel and convention space, restaurants, and nongaming entertainment facilities. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
IHOP Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, operation, and franchising of International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurants primarily in the United States. The company's restaurants feature table service, and food and beverage items. Its menu includes pancakes, waffles, omelets and breakfast specialties, chicken, steak, sandwiches, salads, and lunch and dinner specialties. Many of the IHOP restaurants offer special items for children and seniors. IHOP restaurants typically offer regional specialties that complement the IHOP core menu. In addition, the company leases franchisee-operated restaurants. As of March 31, 2005, it operated 1,198 IHOP restaurants in 48 states and Canada, including 1,034 franchisee operated and 8 company restaurants. IHOP Corp. was incorporated in 1976 and is headquartered in Glendale, California.
ILX RESORTS INCORPORATED (ILX)
ILX Resorts Incorporated engages in the acquisition, development, and operation of timeshare resorts in the western United States. It acquires, develops, and operates timeshare resorts, as well as markets and sells vacation ownership interests in the timeshare resorts. As of July 28, 2005, the company's portfolio of properties included seven resorts in Arizona; one in Indiana; one in Colorado; and one in San Carlos, Mexico. The company also holds interests in Carriage House in Las Vegas, Nevada; and Scottsdale Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. ILX Resorts was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
IMAX Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiaries operate as an entertainment technology company. The company designs, manufactures, sells, and leases projection systems based on proprietary and patented technology for large-format; 15-perforation film frame; 70mm format theaters, including commercial theaters, museums, and science centers; and destination entertainment sites. Its theater systems include projection equipment, sound systems, screens, theater automation control systems, and film handling equipment. In addition, the company designs and manufactures high-end sound systems, as well as produces and distributes films for IMAX theaters. Certain of IMAX theaters are operated by third parties under lease agreements with the company. It also engages in the production, post-production, digital re-mastering, and distribution of 15/70-format films; operation of IMAX theaters; and other operations in support of IMAX theaters and the IMAX theater network. As of June 30, 2005, there were 259 theatres operating in approximately 36 countries. Its institutional customers include science and natural history museums, zoos, aquaria, and other educational and cultural centers worldwide. The company leases its systems to theme parks, tourist destination sites, fairs, and expositions. IMAX markets its theater systems through direct sales force and marketing staff in the United States, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Japan, and China. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada.
INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY CORPORATION (ISCA)
International Speedway Corporation promotes motorsports entertainment activities in the United States. The company principally conducts racing events at its motorsports facilities. Its motorsports facilities promote stock car, open wheel, sports car, truck, motorcycle, and other racing events. International Speedway also uses its track facilities for testing teams, driving schools, riding experiences, car shows, auto fairs, and concerts, as well as for settings to television commercials, print advertisements, and motion pictures. In addition, the company rents show cars for promotional events; maintains a motorsports-themed entertainment complex; creates motorsports-related programming content carried on radio stations; and provides catering services, food and beverage concessions, and merchandise sales. As of November 30, 2004, it owned and operated 13 motorsports facilities. The company was established in 1953 as Bill France Racing, Inc. and changed its name to Daytona International Speedway Corporation in 1957. Further, it changed its name to International Speedway Corporation in 1968. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS INC (ISLE)
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (ICC), through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of branded gaming facilities, and related lodging and entertainment facilities in the United States and internationally. As of July 24, 2005, the company wholly owned and operated 12 casinos in 11 locations in the United States located in Lake Charles and Bossier City, Louisiana; Lula, Biloxi, Vicksburg, and Natchez, Mississippi; Kansas City and Boonville, Missouri; and Bettendorf, Davenport, and Marquette, Iowa. It also operates two gaming facilities in Black Hawk, Colorado, in which it owns a 57% interest. All but two of these gaming facilities operate under the name Isle of Capri' and feature its tropical island theme. The company's international gaming interests include a wholly owned casino in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and a two-thirds ownership interest in Blue Chip Casinos, PLC, which owns casinos in Dudley, Wolverhampton, and Walsall, England. ICC also wholly owns and operates a pari-mutuel harness racing facility in Pompano Beach, Florida. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi.
J. Alexander's Corporation engages in the ownership and operation of casual dining restaurants in the United States. Its menu includes beef, hardwood-grilled steaks, seafood and chicken, pasta, salads and soups, assorted sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts, as well as alcoholic beverages. As of August 1, 2005, the company operated 27 casual dining restaurants in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. J. Alexander's Corporation was founded by Jack C. Massey, Earl Beasley Jr., and John Neff in 1970. The company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
JACK IN THE BOX INC (JBX)
Jack in the Box, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of Jack in the Box quick-service hamburger restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants. The company's Jack in the Box restaurants' menu features hamburgers, salads, specialty sandwiches, tacos, drinks, and side items. Its Qdoba Mexican Grill restaurants' menu features a variety of signature burritos, the Naked Burrito, nontraditional taco salads, cheese nachos, and signature salsas. As of October 2, 2005, the company operated 2,049 Jack in the Box quick-service hamburger chain of restaurants, of which 1,534 were company-operated and 515 were franchise-operated in the western and southern United States. As of the same date, it operated 250 Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants, of which 57 were company-operated and 193 were franchise-operated in the United States. Jack in the Box was founded in 1951 and is based in San Diego, California.
LANDRYS RESTAURANTS INC (LNY)
Landry's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full-service and casual dining restaurants in the United States. It offers various broiled, grilled, and fried seafood items, including red snapper, shrimp, crawfish, crab, lump crabmeat, lobster, oysters, scallops, flounder, and other traditional seafood items. Landry offers beef, chicken, Angus Beef, prime rib, pork ribs, filet mignon, chicken fried steak, grilled chicken breast, and fresh seafood. In addition, the company owns and operates hospitality businesses. As of December 31, 2004, Landry owned and operated 300 full-service and limited-service restaurants in the United States. The company is based in Houston, Texas.
Luby's, Inc. engages in the operation and ownership of restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants serve seafood, full-time buffets, cafeteria-style restaurants, and traditional cafeterias. As of November 7, 2005, the company operated 131 restaurants, including 2 in Arizona, 2 in Arkansas, 2 in Louisiana, 2 in Oklahoma, and 123 in Texas. Luby's serves shoppers, travelers, and store and office personnel at lunch, as well as to families at dinner. The company was founded in 1947. It was formerly known as Cafeterias, Inc. and changed its name to Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. in 1982. Further, the company changed its name to Luby's, Inc. in 1999. Luby's is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
MARRIOT INTERNATIONAL (MAR)
Marriott International, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of hotels and related lodging facilities worldwide. The company operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites, Ramada International, and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club, and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands; and operates Marriott Executive Apartments. The company also provides furnished corporate housing and operates conference centers. It has operations primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. As of June 17, 2005, the company operated or franchised 2,676 lodging properties, with 489,430 rooms. It also provided 1,817 furnished corporate housing rental units, as of the above date. Marriott was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
MAX & ERMAS RESTAURANTS INC (MAXE)
Max & Erma's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of a chain of restaurants in the United States. It offers gourmet burgers, overstuffed sandwiches, homemade pasta dishes, chargrilled steak and chicken specialties, super salads, and munchies. The company serves Build-Your-Own-Sundae Bar, a bathtub filled with vanilla ice cream and special sauces, as well as various toppings, including fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. In addition, Max & Erma's Restaurants offers a complement of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and operated 78 casual dining service restaurants in Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, and Niles, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids, Michigan; Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania; Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Norfolk, Virginia. It also franchised 20 restaurants in Cleveland, Columbus, Wilmington, Sandusky, and Dayton, Ohio; St. Louis, Missouri; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Edinburgh, Evansville, and Seymour, Indiana, as of the above date. Max & Erma's Restaurants was founded in 1971 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.
MCDONALDS CORPORATION (MCD)
McDonald's Corporation engages in the operation and franchising of McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. Its restaurants also provide breakfast menu that would include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddle, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes, and muffins. In addition, the company operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill. McDonald's Chipotle Mexican Grill serves gourmet burritos and tacos; and Boston Market serves chicken, meatloaf, and various other side dishes. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 31,706 restaurants, including 9,213 operated by the company, 18,298 operated by franchisees, and 4,159 operated by affiliates. McDonald's Corporation was founded by Ray Kroc. The company is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.
MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC (MCRI)
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Golden Road Motor Inn, Inc., engages in the ownership and operation of the Atlantis Casino Resort (ACR), a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada. As of December 31, 2004, ACR features approximately 51,000 square-feet of casino space with 1,450 slot and video poker machines and 38 table games; a hotel and a motor lodge with rooms totaling 980; a sky terrace bridge; 7 restaurants; 7 bars; a nightclub; swimming pools; a health club and salon; a gift shop; a family entertainment center; a banquet and meeting space; and surface parking spaces for approximately 2,000 vehicles. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Reno, Nevada.
The Marcus Corporation operates movie theatres, as well as hotels and resorts in the United States. As of October 6, 2005, the company owned or managed 504 screens at 45 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio, as well as a family entertainment center, Funset Boulevard, located in Wisconsin. As of the above date, it owned or managed 12 hotels and resorts in Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, and Illinois, as well as a vacation club in Wisconsin. The Marcus Corporation was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
MULTIMEDIA GAMES INC (MGAM)
Multimedia Games, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design and development of systems, electronic games, and gaming terminals for the Native American gaming, racetrack casino, charity and commercial bingo, and video lottery markets. It offers server-based gaming systems. The company provides networks, software, and content gaming systems through a telecommunications network linking gaming terminals with one another. It also offers video lottery and interactive class II and class III gaming systems and games for the Native American, charitable and video lottery gaming markets. Multimedia Games markets gaming support products, such as back-office systems, player tracking systems, slot accounting systems, slot management systems, and slot monitoring systems to gaming operators, and to domestic and international lotteries, as well as proprietary and nonproprietary hardware products that are used in conjunction with its systems. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
MAGELLAN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P (MGG)
Magellan Midstream Holdings, L.P., through interests in Magellan GP, LLC, engages in the transportation, storage, and distribution of refined petroleum products in the United States. As of June 30, 2007, the company operated approximately 8,500-mile petroleum products pipeline system, including 47 petroleum products terminals; petroleum products terminals, including 7 marine terminal facilities and 27 inland terminals; and approximately 1,100-mile ammonia pipeline system and 6 associated terminals. Its marine terminals has an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 22.0 million barrels, which provide inventory management, storage, and distribution services for refiners and other end users of petroleum products. The company ships petroleum products for various customers, including independent and integrated oil companies, wholesalers, retailers, railroads, airlines, and regional farm cooperatives. Magellan Midstream Holdings GP, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Magellan Midstream Holdings was founded in April 2003 as WEG Acquisitions, L.P. and changed its name to Magellan Midstream Holdings, L.P. in September 2003. The company is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
MTR GAMING GROUP INC (MNTG)
MTR Gaming Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of thoroughbred and harness racetracks, racinos, and traditional casinos. The company operates Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia; Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio; the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in north Las Vegas, Nevada; and Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel in downtown, Las Vegas. Its Mountaineer Racetrack & Gaming Resort offers slot machine operations; racing and parimutuel wagering operations; lodging, food, and beverage operations; and amenities and recreational activities. The company's Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio, engages in the ownership and operation of harness horse racetrack. The company also owns and operates the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino that include a hotel and a casino with slot machines and table games. In addition, it owns Binion's Horseshoe Hotel & Casino that consists of a hotel, meeting space, a gift shop, a rooftop lounge with swimming pool, and casino space. The company was incorporated as Secamur Corporation in 1988. It changed its name to Excalibur Security Services, Inc. in 1989; to Excalibur Holding Corporation in 1991; to Winners Entertainment, Inc. in 1993; and to MTR Gaming Group, Inc. in 1996. MTR Gaming Group is based in Chester, West Virginia.
MINDRAY MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (MR)
Mindray Medical International Limited, through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd., engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of medical devices. It operates through three segments: Patient Monitoring Devices, Diagnostic Laboratory Instruments, and Ultrasound Imaging Systems. The Patient Monitoring Devices segment offers approximately 20 different patient monitoring devices for use in hospital intensive care units, operating rooms, and emergency rooms. Its patient monitoring devices are used to track the physiological parameters of patients, such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and temperature. This segment offers various products, including single- and multiple-parameter monitors; mobile and portable multifunction monitors; central stations that collect and display multiple patient data on a single screen; veterinary monitoring devices; anesthesia machines; and an electro-cardiogram monitoring device. The Diagnostic Laboratory Instruments segment provides data and analysis on blood, urine, and other bodily fluid samples for clinical diagnosis and treatment. This segment offers a range of semi-automated and fully-automated diagnostic laboratory instruments for laboratories, clinics, and hospitals. Its products include hematology analyzers and biochemistry analyzers; reagents; and a microplate reader and microplate washer. The Ultrasound Imaging Systems segment sells portable and mobile grayscale ultrasound imaging systems that use computer-managed sound waves to produce real time images of anatomical movement and blood flow; and a range of transducers. Mindray Medical sells its products primarily to distributors, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, original design manufacturers, and original equipment manufacturers. It operates primarily in the People's Republic of China, Europe, North America, and Asia. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, the People's Republic of China.
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates resorts in North America. It owns and operates five ski resorts and related amenities at Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek mountains in Colorado; and the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada. These resorts offer a complement of recreational activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tubing, mountain biking, and other recreational activities. The company also owns Grand Teton Lodge Company, which operates three resorts within Grand Teton National Park, and the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club in Wyoming; and RockResorts International LLC, which owns and manages luxury resort hotels in seven states in the United States. Vail Resorts also owns a 61.7% interest in SSI Venture LLC, a retail/rental company. In addition, the company, through its subsidiary, Vail Resorts Development Company, engages in the planning, development, and construction of real estate properties. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Vail, Colorado.
NATHANS FAMOUS INC (NATH)
Nathan's Famous, Inc. engages in operating and franchising a chain of retail fast food restaurants. As of June 26, 2005, its combined restaurant system consisted of 363 franchised or licensed units and 6 company-owned units in 23 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 11 foreign countries featuring the Nathan's Famous, Miami Subs, and Kenny Rogers Roasters brands. The Nathan's concept features a menu consisting of all-beef frankfurters, crinkle-cut french fries, and beverages. It is supplemented with a variety of other menu choices: chargrilled hamburgers, chargrilled chicken sandwiches, philly cheesesteaks, selected seafood and other chicken items, a breakfast menu, and assorted desserts and snacks. Nathan's also has a Kids Meal' program in which various menu alternatives are combined with toys to appeal to the children's market. The Miami Subs concept features a variety of lunch, dinner, and snack foods. Its menu may also include low-fat selections, such as salads, grilled chicken breasts, and nonfat frozen yogurt. In addition, it offers soft drinks, iced tea, coffee, beer, and wine. The Kenny Rogers Roasters concept offers home-style family foods based on a menu centered around wood-fire rotisserie chicken. Nathan's Famous also sells its proprietary products through foodservice retailers under its Branded Product Program. The company was founded in 1916. It was formerly known as Nathan's Famous Holding Corporation and changed its name to Nathan's Famous, Inc. in 1992. Nathan's Famous is based in Westbury, New York.
ORIENT-EXPRESS HOTELS LTD (OEH)
Orient-Express Hotels, Ltd. together with its subsidiaries operate in the leisure market worldwide. It owns hotels, restaurants, and tourist trains. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned and/or invested in 49 properties, consisting of 38 deluxe hotels, 3 restaurants, 6 tourist trains, and 2 river cruise businesses. OEH was established in 1971 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
PENN NATIONAL GAMING INC (PENN)
Penn National Gaming, Inc. operates as a diversified and multijurisdictional owner and operator of gaming properties, as well as horse racetracks and associated off-track wagering (OTW) facilities primarily in the United States. As of March 8, 2005, it operated 11 facilities in 9 jurisdictions, including West Virginia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Colorado, Maine, and Ontario. The company facilities feature approximately 13,000 slot machines, 260 table games, 1,286 hotel rooms, and 417,000 square feet of gaming floor space. In addition, it owns and operates Penn National Race Course and six OTWs in Pennsylvania, Bangor Raceway in Maine, and Freehold Raceway in New Jersey. The company was incorporated as PNRC Corp. in 1982 and changed its name to Penn National Gaming, Inc. in 1994. Penn National Gaming is headquartered in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
P.F.CHANGS CHINA BISTRO INC (PFCB)
P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of full service restaurants in the United States under the name of P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Pei Wei Asian Diner. Its menu includes rice, noodles, grains and dumplings, while vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood. The company also offers vegetarian dishes, and special lunch and dinner selections, as well as fresh produce, seafood, meat, poultry, and specialty items that are specific to a region or season. As of July 3, 2005, the company owned and operated 121 P.F. Chang's China Bistro full service restaurants and 61 Pei Wei Asian Diner limited service restaurants. P.F. Chang's China Bistro was formed in 1996 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
POWERSHARES EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND TRUST (PIC)
The investment seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield (before the Fund's fees and expenses) of an equity index called the Dynamic Insurance Intellidex(SM) index. The fund normally invests at least 80% of total assets in common stocks of insurance companies. In pursuit of its objective, it may invest at least 90% of total assets in common stocks that comprise the Insurance Intellidex. The Insurance Intellidex is comprised of stocks of 30 U.S. insurance companies. It is nondiversified.
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT INC (PNK)
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of gaming entertainment facilities in the United States. Its properties include Belterra Casino Resort in southeastern Indiana; Boomtown Reno in Nevada; Boomtown Bossier City and Boomtown New Orleans in Louisiana; and Casino Magic Biloxi in Mississippi. In addition, the company operates casinos in Argentina and two card clubs in southern California. Pinnacle Entertainment was founded in 1935. It was formerly known as Hollywood Park Realty Enterprises, Inc. and changed its name to Hollywood Park, Inc. in 1992. Further, the company changed its name to Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. in 2000. Pinnacle Entertainment is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
PANERA BREAD COMPANY (PNRA)
Panera Bread Company engages in the ownership and franchising of bakery-cafes in the United States. Its bakery-cafes sell fresh baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, soups, and cafe beverages, including various baked bagels, breads, muffins, scones, rolls, and sweet goods; made-to-order sandwiches on freshly baked breads; custom roasted coffees; and cafe beverages, such as hot or cold espresso and cappuccino drinks. The company's bakery-cafes are principally located in suburban strip mall and regional mall locations. Its target customers include suburban dwellers and workers. As of October 4, 2005, Panera operated 265 company-owned bakery-cafes and 560 franchise-operated bakery-cafes. The company was organized in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. and changed its name to Panera Bread Company in 1999. Panera is based in Richmond Heights, Missouri.
PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC (PZZA)
Papa John's International, Inc. engages in the operation and franchise of pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the trademark Papa John's in the United States and internationally. The company also operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the trademark Perfect Pizza in the United Kingdom. Its menu includes pizzas along with side items, including breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken strips, chicken wings, and canned or bottled soft drinks. As of September 25, 2005, it had 2,894 restaurants, including 572 company-owned and 2,312 franchised restaurants operating in 49 states and 19 countries, as well as 113 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom. Papa John's International was founded by John H. Schnatter in 1985. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pizza Inn, Inc. engages in the operation and franchising of pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out, and express restaurants under the trademark Pizza Inn. Its buffet restaurants offer dine-in, carry out, and delivery services. These restaurants offer a menu featuring pizza, pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts, and beverages, as well as buffet for both lunch and dinner. The company's restaurants are generally located in free standing buildings in close proximity to offices, shopping centers, and residential areas. Its delivery/carryout restaurants offer delivery and carryout services and are located in shopping centers or other inline retail developments. The company's express restaurants offer carryout service of a limited menu of pizza, and other foods and beverages and are located in a convenience store, food court, college campus, airport terminal, athletic facility, or other commercial facility. As of October 25, 2005, the company operated 400 Pizza Inn restaurants, including 5 company-owned restaurants and 385 franchised restaurants. Pizza Inn was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in The Colony, Texas.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD (RCL)
Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. operates as a cruise company worldwide. The company operates two brands, Royal Caribbean International (RCI) and Celebrity Cruises. The RCI brand offers a range of onboard activities, services, and amenities, including swimming pools; sun decks; beauty salons; exercise and spa facilities; ice skating rinks; in-line skating; basketball courts; rock climbing walls; miniature golf courses; gaming facilities; lounges; bars; Las Vegas-style entertainment; and cinemas and Royal Promenades, which are boulevards with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. It also offers a variety of shore excursions at each port of call. The RCI brand serves cruise vacation industry through cruises that are generally 7 nights or shorter and feature a casual ambiance and through cruises that are generally 7 to 14 nights. As of December 31, 2004, it operated 19 cruise ships with 44,136 berths. The Celebrity Cruises brand delivers ships, extensive and luxurious spa facilities, premium dining, superior service, entertainment programs, and a high staff-to-passenger ratio. It also provides a variety of itineraries and cruise lengths in seasonal markets; and offers various cruise itineraries that range from 2 to 16 nights. As of the same date, the Celebrity Cruises brand served the premium segment of cruise vacation industry through 10 cruise ships with 16,454 berths. The company sells its services through its sales force and independent travel agencies. Royal Caribbean Cruises was founded in 1968 and is based in Miami, Florida.
RICKS CABARET INTERNATIONAL INC (RICK)
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of adult nightclubs that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant, and bar facilities. It operates its clubs primarily under the names Rick's Cabaret' and XTC' in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and in New York City. The company also owns and operates a sports bar under the name of Hummers' and a nightclub under the name Club Onyx', an upscale venue that primarily caters to urban professionals, businessmen, and professional athletes in Houston. In addition, Rick's Cabaret International owns and operates adult entertainment Internet Web sites, including xxxPassword.com that features adult content; CouplesTouch.com, a personals site for those in the swinging lifestyle; and NaughtyBids.com, an online adult auction site that contains consumer-initiated auctions for items such as adult videos, apparel, photo sets, adult paraphernalia, and other erotica. As of September 30, 2005, it operated nine adult nightclubs. The company was founded by Robert L. Watters in 1982. Rick's Cabaret International is based in Houston, Texas.
RIVIERA HOLDINGS CORPORATION (RIV)
Riviera Holdings Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of the Riviera Hotel & Casino (Riviera Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It also owns and operates the Riviera Black Hawk Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. Riviera Las Vegas has 110,000 square feet of casino space; a hotel comprising 5 towers with 2,100 guest rooms, including 169 suites; entertainment programs; and 160,000 square feet of convention, meeting, and banquet space. As of December 31, 2004, its casino had 1,365 slot machines and 35 gaming tables, including blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, caribbean stud poker, three card poker, let it ride, and mini-baccarat. In addition, Riviera Las Vegas operates five bars and four restaurants; a snack bar and continental breakfast buffet; and a fast-food court operated by a third party, as well as a keno lounge and a race and sports book. Riviera Black Hawk features various gaming devices with approximately 1,000 slot machines and 10 blackjack tables; and nongaming amenities, such as casual buffet-styled restaurant, a delicatessen, two themed bars, and an entertainment center. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
RUBIOS RESTAURANTS INC (RUBO)
Rubio's Restaurants, Inc. engages in the ownership and operation of quick-casual Mexican restaurants, concessions, and franchised restaurants that offer traditional Mexican cuisine. Its menu features burritos, and tacos and quesadillas, as well as seafood indicative of the Baja region of Mexico. The company also offers a self-serve salsa bar where guests can choose from four different salsas made at each restaurant. Most units also offer a selection of imported Mexican and domestic beers. Further, all of the units include a HealthMex section on their menu. As of September 25, 2005, the company had 152 restaurants, consisting of 147 company-operated and 5 franchise locations in California, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada. The company was incorporated in 1985 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.
STARBUCKS CORPORATION (SBUX)
Starbucks Corporation engages in purchasing, roasting, and selling whole bean coffees worldwide. The company offers brewed coffees, espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, various complementary food items, premium teas, and a line of compact discs, coffee-related accessories and equipment, including drip and French press coffeemakers, espresso machines, and coffee grinders primarily through its retail stores. Starbucks also licenses its trademark for retail store operations, and grocery and warehouse club stores, as well as to produce and distribute its branded products. It also engages in producing and selling coffee drinks, espresso drink, and a line of ice creams. The company operates retail stores primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, Germany, China, Chile, Ireland, and Thailand. As of October 2, 2005, the company had 10,241 retail outlets. Starbucks was founded by Howard Schultz in 1985 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
STEAK N SHAKE COMPANY (SNS)
The Steak n Shake Company engages in the ownership, operation, and franchising of Steak n Shake restaurants in the United States. Its menu includes burgers, sandwiches, milk shakes, french fries, soups, salads, and various desserts and breakfasts. The company serves retailers, housing communities, and businesses. As of September 28, 2005, it operated 399 company-owned and 49 franchised restaurants in 20 states. The company was founded by Gus Belt in 1934 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
SONESTA INTERNATIONAL HOTELS CORPORATION (SNSTA)
Sonesta International Hotels Corporation engages in the ownership and operation of hotels. It owns or leases hotels in Boston, Massachusetts; Key Biscayne, Florida; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The company also operates hotels under management agreements in New Orleans, Louisiana; Coconut Grove and Sunny Isles Beach, Florida; and Cairo, Luxor, Port Said, Taba, and Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, as well as manages three Nile River cruise vessels. In addition, Sonesta has franchise agreements for hotels in St. Maarten, Brazil, Peru, and Italy, as well as licenses seven hotels in Peru; and three hotels, including a 10th century castle in Tuscany, Italy. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sonic Corp. engages in the operation and franchising of a chain of quick-service drive-ins in the United States and Mexico. The company, through its subsidiary, Sonic Industries, Inc., serves as the franchiser of the Sonic restaurant chain. Its another subsidiary, Sonic Restaurants, Inc., develops and operates the company-owned restaurants. The company's restaurants offer various items, such as specialty soft drinks, frozen desserts, made-to-order sandwiches and hamburgers, extra-long cheese coneys, hand-battered onion rings, tater tots, salads, and wraps. They also offer breakfast items, which include sausage, ham, or bacon with egg and cheese; sandwiches; sausage and egg burritos; and specialty breakfast drinks. As of August 31, 2005, Sonic Corp. had 3,039 Sonic Drive-Ins, including 574 Partner Drive-Ins and 2,465 Franchise Drive-Ins. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Star Buffet, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the restaurant industry. As of January 31, 2005, the company owned and operated 14 franchised HomeTown Buffet restaurants, 7 JB's Restaurants, 5 BuddyFreddys restaurants, 2 Holiday House restaurants, 2 JJ North's Country Buffet restaurants, and 2 Mexican-themed restaurants. The HomeTown Buffet restaurants offer lunch, dinner, and breakfast menus. The JB's Restaurants offer various breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections. Its lunch and dinner menu include a range of sandwiches, as well as steak, chicken, pasta, and seafood entrees. The BuddyFreddys Country Buffet restaurants offer a buffet menu specializing in local dishes and southern-style cooking. Its each location provides a small gift shop selling various BuddyFreddys apparel, snacks, and specialty merchandise. The Holiday House restaurants operates in a buffet format and offers a range of meat dishes, including ham, roast beef, turkey, and lamb. The JJ North's Country Buffet restaurants offer lunch, dinner, and weekend breakfast menus. Its menu includes soups, salads, entrees, vegetables, nonalcoholic beverages, and desserts; fried and baked chicken and fish, roast beef, turkey, and ham; and additional dishes, such as lasagna, barbecued ribs, and other regional or seasonal dishes. The Mexican-themed restaurants operating under Casa Bonita name offers Mexican menu and selected menu items, as well as features entertainment daily, including strolling mariachis, authentic Mexican dancers, magicians, games, and cliff divers. Star Buffet's restaurants are located in 9 western states, Oklahoma, and Florida. The company is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Traffix, Inc. operates as an online database marketing company that uses its online media network to generate leads, customers, and sales for its corporate client's product and service offerings. The company operates in three segments: E-commerce, Off-line Marketing Services, and LEC Billed Products and Services. E-Commerce segment markets third party products and services on its Web sites, through email and search engine marketing campaigns, and also from sales of memberships to online dating service. Off-Line Marketing Services segment offers telemarketing services used for the acquisition of long distance and wireless phone customers for various phone service providers. LEC Billed Products segment markets telecommunications-related products and services to consumers. Its services include iMatchup.com, an online dating site; ClickHelp, a computer technical support service; and TXNet/WorldWebAccess, its Internet service provider, voice over Internet protocol, and email products. The company operates principally in the United States. Traffix was organized in 1993. It was formerly known as Quintel Entertainment, Inc. and changed its name to Quintel Communications, Inc. in 1998 and further to Traffix, Inc. in 2000. The company is based in Pearl River, New York.
SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS INC (TRK)
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. engages in the promotion and marketing of motorsports activities in the United States. It provides event souvenir merchandising services; food, beverage, and hospitality catering services; and involves in radio programming, production, and distribution. The company also develops electronic media promotional programming; distributes wholesale and retail racing and other sports-related souvenir merchandise and apparel; and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts. In addition, it owns and operates various motorsports facilities, such as Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway. The company broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to approximately 710 radio stations nationwide. Speedway Motorsports was founded in 1959 and is based in Concord, North Carolina.
ST PAUL COMPANIES INC (TRV)
The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals. The company operates in three segments: Business Insurance; Financial, Professional, and International Insurance; and Personal Insurance. The Business Insurance segment provides property and liability coverage, workers' compensation, commercial automobile, and general liability insurance. This segment distributes its products through approximately 7,100 independent agencies and brokers in the United States. The Financial, Professional, and International Insurance segment provides surety and financial liability coverage, which require primarily a credit-based underwriting process, as well as property and casualty products that are marketed on an international basis. This segment distributes its products in the United States through approximately 6,400 of the same independent agencies and brokers that distribute the Business Insurance segment's products, as well as through its subsidiaries in Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The Personal Insurance segment provides coverage in personal automobile and homeowners insurance for individuals. This segment distributes its products primarily through approximately 8,700 independent agents, sponsoring organizations, and joint marketing arrangements with other insurers in the United States. The Travelers Companies, formerly known as The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc., was founded in 1979 and changed its name to The Travelers Companies, Inc. in February 2007. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
WENDYS INTERNATIONAL INC (WEN)
Wendy's International, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the operation, development, and franchising of a system of quick service and fast casual restaurants. It offers a menu, including hamburgers and filet of chicken breast sandwiches; chicken nuggets, chicken strips, chili, and baked and French fried potatoes; prepared salads, desserts, soft drinks, and other nonalcoholic beverages; and children's meals. Wendy's International also offers coffee, cappuccino, fresh baked goods, such as donuts, muffins, pies, croissants, tarts, cookies, cakes, bagels, sandwiches, soups, and fresh-baked breads. It also serves a range of fast-casual, fresh Mexican food, including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tostadas, beans, and rice. As of June 27, 2004, the company operated 6,535 Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurants, 2,370 Tim Hortons restaurants, and 305 Baja Fresh Mexican Grill restaurants. Wendy's International was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and is based in Dublin, Ohio.
Westwood One, Inc. provides a range of programming and information services to radio and television stations. It offers traffic reporting services and radio network; and produces and distributes national news, sports, talk, music, and special event programs. The company provides local news, sports, weather, video news, and other information programming to radio and television affiliates. Westwood One offers local traffic and information broadcast reports in approximately 95 metro survey area markets, as well as provides radio stations traditional news services, including CBS Radio news and CNN Radio news; seven 24-hour satellite-delivered continuous play music formats; weekday and weekend news; and entertainment features and programs. It also collects, organizes, and distributes a database of traveler information to automobiles, homes, and offices through various electronic media and telecommunications; and supplies television traffic services to approximately 200 television stations and 5,000 radio stations. In addition, the company produces and distributes 24/7 Formats and regularly scheduled and special syndicated programs, including exclusive live concerts, music, and interview shows; national music countdowns; lifestyle short features; news broadcasts; talk programs; sporting events; and sports features. Westwood One is headquartered in New York City.
WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE CORP (WYN)
Wyndham Worldwide Corporation provides various hospitality products and services to business-to-business customers and individual consumers. It operates in three segments: Lodging, Vacation Exchange and Rental, and Vacation Ownership. The Lodging segment franchises hotels in the upscale, middle, and economy segments of the lodging industry. This segment owns approximately 6,500 franchised hotels, which represents 543,000 rooms. The Vacation Exchange and Rental segment provides vacation exchange products and services to the owners of intervals of vacation ownership interests; and markets vacation rental properties on behalf of independent owners. Its accommodations include hotel rooms and suites, villas, cottages, bungalows, campgrounds, vacation ownership condominiums, city apartments, second homes, fractional private residences, luxury destination clubs, and boats. The Vacation Ownership segment markets and sells vacation ownership interests to individual consumers; offers consumer financing; provides property management services at resorts; and develops and acquires vacation ownership resorts. As of December, 31, 2006, this segment developed and acquired approximately 150 vacation ownership resorts, which include 20,000 individual vacation ownership units and over 800,000 owners of vacation ownership interests. The company offers its products and services under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, TripRewards, RCI, Landal GreenParks, English Country Cottages, Novasol, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, and WorldMark by Wyndham brand names. It operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 2003 as Cendant Hotel Group and changed its name to Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in 2006. Wyndham is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.
YUM! Brands, Inc. engages in the development, operation, franchising, and licensing of quick service restaurants. It comprises the operations of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver (LJS), and A&W All-American Food Restaurants. KFC restaurants offer fried chicken-on-the-bone products and other entree items, including chicken sandwiches, Colonel's Crispy Strips, Popcorn Chicken, and Chunky Chicken Pot Pies. They also offer biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, corn, and potato wedges, as well as desserts. Pizza Hut restaurants offer various pizzas, including Pan Pizza, Thin 'n Crispy, Hand Tossed, Sicilian, Stuffed Crust, Twisted Crust, The Big New Yorker, The Insider, The Chicago Dish, and 4forALL; breadsticks; pasta; salads; and sandwiches. Taco Bell restaurants offer Mexican-style food products, including tacos, burritos, gorditas, chalupas, quesadillas, salads, nachos, and other related items. In addition, their entree items include Grilled Stuft Burritos and Border Bowls. LJS restaurants offer various seafood items, including meals featuring batter-dipped fish, chicken, shrimp, and hushpuppies. A&W restaurants serve A&W draft Root Beer and A&W Root Beer float, as well as all-American pure-beef hamburgers and hot dogs. As of December 25, 2004, the company operated 33,000 units in approximately 100 countries and territories. The company was incorporated in 1997. It was formerly known as TRICON Global Restaurants, Inc. and changed its name to YUM! Brands, Inc. in 2002. The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.