Southern Hospitality Gets in the Spirit of Giving

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern Hospitality Development Corporation (OTCQB:RIBS), a developer of southern, Memphis style barbeque restaurants, today announced its sponsorship of Lift Up America's annual drive to feed the hungry during the holiday season.

Southern Hospitality and its ten employee volunteers, alongside event partners Tyson Foods and Kroenke Sports Charities, worked with Lift Up America to donate 30,000 pounds of protein, which was distributed to more than 50 local food agencies. Distribution commenced December 13th at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

An estimated 5.7 million people receive emergency food assistance each week, and more than one in every three households experience very low food security, according to the 2010 Hunger in America Report. Lift Up America has established a unique partnership with professional and college sports teams from across the U.S., to create awareness of the needs that exist within our country, and to encourage leaders from all walks of life to come together in creative, compassionate ways to address those needs. Gary Tedder, president of Southern Hospitality Franchisee Holding Corp., has been an active supporter of Lift Up America's efforts since 2008. For more information please visit

"The number of families in need remains consistently high this holiday season. We are thrilled to further Lift Up America's mission and give back to our local community while bringing encouragement to those in need," said CEO Steve Cominsky.

About Southern Hospitality:

Southern Hospitality restaurants, created jointly by friends Eytan Sugarman, Justin Timberlake, and Trace Ayala, strive to provide guests with fresh, high quality southern inspired food complimented with an appealing selection of popular micro-brews on tap, an immense list of bottled beers and an extensive variety of bourbons in a hip and high energy environment. The exceptional Memphis-style barbeque, savory dry-rubbed spare ribs, sweet and saucy baby-back ribs and other sensational southern-style dishes like crispy fried pickles and creamy cheddar grits are all menu items unique in today's upscale casual restaurant space. Southern Hospitality is not simply our name but our commitment when it comes to anything and everything we do! We believe "Southern Hospitality" is a quality so genuine that we choose it as our philosophy when it comes to how we build our restaurants, prepare our dishes and service our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Southern Hospitality in our warm, friendly and generous style.

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CONTACT: Steve Cominsky, CEO 303-815-2329 Investors: Christine Petraglia CSIR Group 212-386-7082Source:Southern Hospitality Development Corporation