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    The Press Speaks Out Against the CCF

    "While it bills itself as "devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices," others describe it variously as a front group, PR agency or tool for the restaurant and alcohol industries."

    —The San Francisco Chronicle

    Find out what others are saying.
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    Businesses That Have Been Associated With Berman

    [Businesses marked as Member Guest Choice GC , Berman & Co Client BCC, or Supporter S are confirmed by Philip Morris documents. Others are unconfirmed.]

    AFC Enterprises BCC
    Ale House
    MGC
    Alliance Gaming Corporation
    S
    American Restaurant Group, Inc.
    BCC
    Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
    S, MGC
    Arby’s
    Bonanza Restaurants
    MGC
    Brinker International, Inc.
    BCC
    The Bruss Company
    S
    Buffets Inc.
    BCC
    Burger King
    Cargill Processed Meats
    S, MGC
    Carson Restaurants Worldwide
    Chili’s
    Chi-Chi’s
    MGC
    Coca-Cola
    Corn Refiners Association BCC
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Darden Restaurants
    MGC
    Denny’s (Flagstar)
    MGC
    El Torito
    MGC
    Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association
    Family Restaurants Inc.
    BCC
    Foodmaker Inc.
    BCC
    Friday’s Hospitality Worldwide Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Harrah’s Entertainment
    S, MGC
    Hooters of America, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Houston’s Restaurants, Inc.
    BCC
    International Gaming Corporation
    S
    International House of Pancakes
    BCC, MGC
    Jack-in-the-Box
    Johnny Rockets Group
    MGC
    KKR Enterprises, Inc.
    Krispie Kreme Doughnut Corporation
    BCC
    La Madeleine
    BCC
    Longhorn Steaks, Inc.
    MGC
    Luby’s, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Macheezmo Mouse
    MGC
    Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Marriott Corporation
    MGC
    Metromedia Restaurant Group
    BCC
    Morton’s Restaurant Group
    BCC, MGC
    National Milk Producers Federation
    MGC
    National Smokers Alliance
    MGC
    Olive Garden
    Outback Steakhouse, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Overhill Farms
    S
    Panda Management Company, Inc.
    BCC
    Perkins Family Restaurants, L.P.
    BCC, MGC
    Philip Morris (with documented proof of financial contributions in excess of $3 million)
    S
    Ponderosa Steakhouse
    MGC
    Quantum Restaurant Group
    MGC
    Rare Hospitality International
    Red Lobster
    Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
    MGC
    Sfuzzi, Inc.
    MGC
    Shoney’s, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Sizzler
    MGC
    Standard Meat Company
    S
    Steak & Ale
    MGC
    TGI Friday’s
    The Ground Round
    MGC
    Triarc Restaurant Group
    BCC
    Uno Restaurant Corporation
    BCC, MGC
    Vicorp Restaurants, Inc.
    BCC, MGC
    Wendy’s