AFC Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFCE), today announced financial results for the third quarter ended October 6, 2002.
Third quarter of 2002 versus third quarter of 2001 highlights include:
Excluding adjustments recorded in the third quarter 2002, AFC is currently estimating full year 2002 earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.66, a 37% increase versus 2001. Including adjustments, AFC expects earnings per share from continuing operations for 2002 of $1.61, a 32% increase versus 2001.
AFC Enterprises, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of 3,970 restaurants, bakeries and cafes in the United States, Puerto Rico and 30 foreign countries under the brand names Church's Chicken(TM), Popeyes(R) Chicken & Biscuits, Cinnabon(R), Seattle's Best Coffee(R) and Torrefazione Italia(R) Coffee.