October 14, 2008

Cheeseburger in Paradise Teams Up With the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheeseburger in Paradise(R), well-known for its long-standing musical heritage, is calling all music lovers to help the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to fund instrumental music programs in public schools. By supporting the cause, music fans will be automatically entered to win a Jimmy Buffett autographed guitar.

Specially designed Cheeseburger in Paradise VH1 Save The Music t-shirts are available for purchase from October 15 through November 15 at all 38 Cheeseburger in Paradise locations throughout the country. All profits from t-shirt sales will help fund a teacher's salary and musical instruments. Children's shirts cost $10; adult sizes are available for $12 each.

Music lovers can also enter online at http://www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com/ to win the acoustic guitar with a personalized signature from Jimmy Buffett. The winner will be announced in late November.

"We're thrilled to be teaming up with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and couldn't think of a better fit for Cheeseburger in Paradise," said Cheeseburger in Paradise president Steve Overholt. "Music is the foundation behind our restaurant-from Jimmy Buffett's soothing lyrics to the doses of paradise our island-inspired music provides-and we can't wait to share the same inspiration with students through this campaign."

About Cheeseburger in Paradise

Cheeseburger in Paradise is owned by OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC by license from Jimmy Buffett. The restaurant offers an island atmosphere and features assorted cuisine including traditional American favorites as well as fresh fish dishes and house specialties inspired by the warm breezes of the Caribbean.

About the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

The VH1 Save the Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education in America's public schools and raising awareness about the importance of music as a part of each child's complete education. Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided 43 million dollars worth of new musical instruments in over 1,600 public schools in 100 cities across the country, impacting the lives of over 1.2 million public school students. For more information, please visit http://www.vh1.com/partners/save_the_music/ .

Must be at least 14 years old to enter the Jimmy Buffett Guitar Sweepstakes. No purchase necessary. For official rules and regulations visit http://www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com/savethemusic.

Cheeseburger in Paradise

CONTACT: Heather Mueller, Cheeseburger in Paradise, +1-843-577-7327

Web site: http://www.cheeseburgerinparadise.com/http://www.vh1.com/partners/save_the_music