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Southern Concepts Restaurant Group Selects Roth Sheppard to Design New Southern Hospitality Fast Casual BBQ Concept

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roth Sheppard Architects, the Denver-based American Institute of Architects' 2012 Western Mountain Region 'Architectural Firm of the Year'—known for its restaurant and retail design throughout the West, and Colorado Springs-based Southern Concepts Restaurant Group (OTCQB:RIBS)—known for its fresh, high quality, southern-inspired food, today announced that Roth Sheppard has been selected to design the company's new fast casual restaurant concept.

"To me, Roth Sheppard is the number one fast casual architect in America. The experience, creativity, and horsepower they are bringing to this project is what separates them from the pack," said Mitchell Roth, president of Southern Concepts Restaurant Group. "We aren't holding back with our prototype, which is why we went with only the best for this project."

The first prototype, to be located at 1000 South Colorado Boulevard in the Square One Center in Glendale, will be approximately 2,200 square feet. The concept will offer authentic, affordable, high-quality smoked barbeque, micro-brews and bottled beer in a hip, open and inviting environment.

"We are honored to have been selected to create Southern Concepts Restaurant Group's new fast casual prototype," said Jeffrey Sheppard, AIA, co-founder and design principal at Roth Sheppard Architects. "Southern Hospitality's focus on great barbeque fills a unique niche in Colorado's fast casual marketplace. We're excited to help them create a fresh, new concept that will not only delight local diners, but establish an innovative new brand poised for growth."

The Colorado Boulevard location is expected to open in the fall of 2015. Southern Concepts Restaurant Group plans to open several additional locations for the future as well, totaling at least three by mid-2016.

About Roth Sheppard Architects: Denver-based Roth Sheppard Architects, the AIA-Western Mountain Region 2012 Architectural Firm of the Year, was founded in 1983. Known for its highly innovative restaurant, retail, civic and law enforcement spaces, the firm consistently transcends client expectations while delivering truly memorable experiences. With more than 85 AIA design awards and 20 awards from the ASID, IIDA, Architectural Record and other design associations over the last two decades, Roth Sheppard is best known for its ground-breaking design of more than 50 restaurants and high-end retail stores as well as 60 high-profile law enforcement facilities across the nation. Recognized for creating architecture that speaks to its time and place, yet remains respectful of its history and precedence, Roth Sheppard's design work layers art, technology and functional considerations while honoring the fundamental clarity of modernism. Recently completed projects include Sushi Den's new Izakaya Den restaurant, and the Denver Art Museum's new Administration Building and Museum Shop. For further information please see: www.rothsheppard.com.

About Southern Concepts Restaurant Group: Southern Concepts Restaurant Group (OTCQB:RIBS) was founded by a handful of barbecue enthusiasts who were eager to bring the finest of Southern barbecue to the Southwest region. The Company manages Southern Hospitality Restaurant and Bar, Southern Hospitality Southern Kitchen, and is in the process of launching a fast casual barbecue concept. For more information please see www.southernconcepts.com.

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CONTACT: Cynthia Kemper Media Relations Marketekture 303.333.1393 ckemper@marketekture.com IR Contact: Mitchell Roth Email: mroth@southernconcepts.com Phone: (719) 265-5821 PR Contact: Lexie Runge Email: lexie@southernconcepts.com Phone: (719) 265-5821Source:Southern Concepts Restaurant Group