Los Angeles, Jan. 26, 2017 – Giggles N’ Hugs, Inc. (OTCQB: GIGL), owner and operator of family-friendly restaurants that bring together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children, signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) with QIC, a $78 billion alternative investment fund, to open the next Giggles N’ Hugs location at The Shops at Tanforan (Tanforan) mall in San Bruno, California.
Per the terms of the LOI, QIC, which owns The Shops at Tanforan mall among the many others around the world, will provide the Company up to $1.4 million in tenant allowances, covering the entire build-out cost of the new location. Extremely favorable rent terms, with significant discount to current market rates, were also negotiated.
“The proven success of our locations in Southern California and the significant foot traffic that we bring in to the malls were a major influencing factor behind the attractive deal terms in the LOI,” commented Joey Parsi, founder and CEO of Giggles N’ Hugs. With more and more consumers shopping online, the malls are looking for ways and concepts like ours that deliver foot traffic. “We’re excited to begin moving forward on our expansion plans, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the location of our first Giggles N’ Hugs in the San Francisco market. “we hope and expect that these incredible deal terms will be the norm for us going forward” Parsi continued.
Tanforan, located minutes away from San Francisco International Airport, underwent a three-year reconstruction in 2005. Major anchor tenants include Sears, Target, JCPenny, and Century Theatres.
“We’re working diligently with QIC to complete the negotiations and finalize the lease,” continued Parsi. “While there are no guarantees we’ll be successful, we believe the LOI is a major step in the right direction.”
About Giggles N’ Hugs
Giggles N’ Hugs is the first and only restaurant that brings together high-end, organic food with active, cutting-edge play and entertainment for children. Every Giggles N’ Hugs location offers an upscale, family-friendly atmosphere with a dedicated play area that children 10 and younger absolutely love. We feature high-quality menus made from fresh and local foods, nightly entertainment such as magic shows, concerts, puppet shows and face painting, and hugely popular party packages for families that want to do something special.
Forward Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” “predict,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “intend” or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Thus, actual results could be materially different. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
CONTACT: INVESTORS RELATIONS CONTACT: Michelle Steinberg domain New York 601 West 26th St. Suite #1750 New York, NY 10001 212-675-0012 domain Los Angeles 7381 Beverly Blvd. Suite #100 Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-549-0012 Joey Parsi - Founder/CEO Giggles N Hugs Joey@gigglesnhugs.com http://www.gigglesnhugs.com/