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UFood Grill (OTC BB: UFFC): Easy Money From Today's Levels

I've been following this stock for a year, and I personally invested a substantial amount of money at about 6.5 times today's current price. Does that mean this stock can't go lower? No. Does it mean the market has rung nearly all the risk out of this stock. I believe so. This is another stock priced as if the company were going out of business. Guess what- I know it's not going under anytime soon, and I believe there's a lot of money to be made from today's levels. You could double your money, and I'd still be underwater to the tune of a loss of about 2/3 of my money.

At this point, here's what you have to do. Make a decision to invest 12 minutes of your time before reading any further. If you want to understand why this company is so exciting, invest 12 minutes of your time by viewing the video. It's worth it just to see what happens to me in the first 30 seconds. Simply go to the home page at, and the video will just begin to play automatically. Then come back here and finish reading. If you're not interested, you just don't like penny stocks, and that's no problem.

Go Here: WWW.OTCJOURNAL.COM, and just watch. 

This past week Darden's Restaurant Group (NYSE: DRI) surged about 20% in one day on its unexpectedly strong Q3 earnings report and outlook. Darden's owns the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains. In sympathy with the recognition that the restaurant business might not be all that bad, Brinker's (NYSE: EAT; Chile's and Macacroni Grill) and Dinequity (NYSE: DIN; Applebees and IHOP) surged 7% and 5% respectively. Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) dished up strong earnings as well, and it was rewarded with a 5% post close pop on Thursday.

You are looking at a picture of two guys in the latter part of their careers who represent the future of the fast casual restaurant industry. Like the above mentioned larger companies, their stock could surge on any positive surprise from it's current absurdly oversold level.

The guy on the left is an icon. Former Olympic Gold Medalist and two time heavy weight champion of the world George Foreman, turned prolific pitch man and griller extraordinaire is stage left. On the right is serial entreprenuer George Nadaff- founder of Boston Market (formerly Boston Chicken and one of the hottest IPOs in history), architect of Sylvan Learning Centers, and an early franchisee of 20 Kentucky Fried Chicken stores. These two guys are the driving force behind one of the most exciting fast casual restaurant concepts to come along in many years.

They are the future of Boston based Ufood Grill- one of our nation's hottest fast casual restaurant concepts.

Everything they serve is either steamed or grilled- nothing is fried, but it sure tastes like it might have been. It is simply great food, great for you, and it's what America wants today as we move away from the greasy, processed crap the fast food providers have been shoving down America's throats for the last 40 years.

What You Need To Know

Here's what I want you to see right now. The food.

This bacon cheeseburger is made with 100% super lean beef, turkey bacon, and is on a whole wheat, whole grain bun. Next to the burger sits Ufood's patented UNFRIES- the Fries that taste like fries, but are not fried. They are baked, and just simply a lot healthier for you. There's only 225 calories in a serving of the unfries, and a infitismal 7 grams of fat vs 380 calories and 19 grams of fat in the same serving of McDonald's fries.

Here's the Beef Tips plate. Grilled beef, steamed rice, steamed broccoli. I've had it. It's absolutely fantastic. Healthy, good for you, and inexpensive. The typical Ufood meals runs $8 to $10 which is probably 20% to 50% less than you could get this meal for at your local health food restaurant or Whole Food store.

Nutritious and delicious. That's their motto, and it's true. You just have to try the food. Go to their web site at and check out the rest of the menu.

Where Now, and Where in the Future

Currently there are 3 UFood Grills in Chicago, 5 in the Boston area including 1 at the American Terminal in Logan Airport, 2 in Sacramento, 1 in Naples Florida, and 1 in Draper Utah. San Jose, Salt Lake City, and a 4th Chicago location are coming later this year.

You are looking at a picture of their newest location- a franchise store in the Dallas/Ft Worth Airport. It opened last week, and there's a constant line of customers trying to get a meal.

In addition, later this year Ufood Grill will begin expanding into non traditional venues. They expect to expand into hospitals, Universities, schools, and other venues where great tasting healthy food is not commonly available.

You won't see a lot of expansion to your local strip mall this year. That should pick up next year when capital becomes available once again. For the time being, traditional franchise sales are very slow as there is no traditional bank financing available for new businesses. It's a truly unfortunate circumstance as commercial real estate prices are very favorable for long term tenants.

Here's The Good and the Great Part

One look at the chart says it all. This stock is simply decimated as early financiers like myself have simply been locking in rather massive losses against little or no buyside support.

There's no mystery here. This is the last year of trading in the stock, it's it shows the stock at an all time, never before seen low. As I write this, UFFC is printing around $.13, and it's just an absurd level.

With only 34 million shares I&O, UFFC is drawing an absurdly anemic market value of $4.42 million. A nano cap valuation of $25 million would put the stock at $.73 per share, 5.6 times higher than today's level.

In my view, there's only one way for you to lose money from this subturranean pricing- if the company were to shut down. As of the end of September their balance sheet showed about $2.5 million in cash, and $1.5 million in revenues for the quarter.

So, is UFFC going to shut down? Not likely, especially when investors learn the company closed $2.8 million in financing just today, a number that insures they will be around for some time to come.

That's why you have to act immediately. Raising $2.8 million in this environment is no easy task. In fact, it's nearly impossible. So, what does this say about the future of UFood? Investors are believers. This money puts them on solid footing for at least another year or two.

Act quickly before the rest of the world finds out UFFC is solvent and starts returning the stock back to some reasonable levels.

Here's the complete text of today's release for your review:

Press Release Source: UFood Franchise Group

UFood Grill Announces $2.8 Million Proceeds of Private Placement Offering

    * Friday March 20, 2009, 10:10 am EDT 

BOSTON, MA--(MARKET WIRE)--Mar 20, 2009 -- UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. (OTC BB:UFFC.OB - News) announces it has received proceeds of a Private Placement offering in the amount of $2.8 million, net of expenses, to fund its ongoing growth and operations.

About UFood Restaurant Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of fast-casual food service restaurants. UFood Grill offers a healthy lifestyle alternative to consumers in the fast-casual restaurant space and is positioned to become a leading player in the "better-for-you" quick serve restaurant category. The Company is led by franchise innovator George Naddaff, who founded Boston Market and led the franchising of several companies including Sylvan Learning Center and Ranch*1. Mr. Naddaff has a veteran management team with a record of success in the franchise market. UFood is currently launching a growth plan to franchise nationwide. To learn more, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties that may cause our actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, delays, and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the uncertainty of future financial results, our reliance on our sole supplier, the limited diversification of our product offerings, additional financing requirements, development of new products, government approval processes, the impact of competitive products or pricing, technological changes, the effect of economic conditions and other uncertainties detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

     Alexis Miminos
     (617) 787-6000

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