HEADLINE: Free Back-to-School Heart Screenings for Austin-Area Student-Athletes
Make Sure Their Hearts Are Okay to Play

DATELINE: AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2003


Schlotzsky's Inc. (Nasdaq:BUNZ)

Schlotzsky's(R) Deli continues its partnership with Austin Heart Foundation
to provide free screenings for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) for
student-athletes in Central Texas as they return to school. To date, more than
1,000 screenings conducted through the program have resulted in over 20
individuals being recommended for additional diagnostic testing to determine
heart abnormalities.

The 2003 Championship Hearts(tm) screening program hosts its next Healthy
Heart Fest 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Heart Hospital of Austin
at 38th Street and Lamar Boulevard. Free HCM screenings are provided for
student-athletes on mobile echocardiogram machines, along with complimentary
food, fun games and prize giveaways.

Well-known sports figures such as University of Texas coaches Mack Brown,
Rick Barnes, Beverley Kearney, as well as NFL star Herschel Walker, and Program
Spokesperson Major Applewhite will remind student-athletes, and their parents,
to "make sure their hearts are okay to play" through the Championship Hearts
program and its free HCM screenings.

Schlotzsky's and Coca-Cola(R) are underwriting the program through which boy
and girl student-athletes in high-activity sports such as football, basketball
and soccer can get free screenings for HCM. The genetic heart condition affects
about 1 in 500 people and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young

"Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a silent killer," says Dr. George Rodgers, an
Austin cardiologist and president of Austin Heart. "It does not impair physical
ability and is hard to diagnose with a routine physical exam. However, it's easy
to diagnose with a screening cardiac ultrasound. This is why the Championship
Hearts screening program was developed."

Individual HCM screenings can cost as much as $1,000 per student, and testing
of student-athletes across Austin might cost as much as$1.5 million.

Three mobile echocardiogram machines, purchased by Schlotzsky's(R) Deli in
2001 (one of its 30th-anniversary gifts to the community), can be taken to sites
across the state. Cardiologists from Austin Heart and Children's Cardiology
Associates are volunteering their time to conduct the screenings. Each free
screening takes about five minutes and is a non-invasive procedure.

Dr. Rodgers continues, "We plan to take this program from regional to
statewide this year with sponsorship from Schlotzsky's and the use of the mobile
echocardiogram machines." For more information about free student-athlete heart
screenings in Central Texas, call the Championship Hearts(tm) Hotline,
512-206-3669, or visit www.austinheartfoundation.com.


Schlotzsky's Inc., founded in Austin, Texas, in 1971, through its wholly
owned subsidiaries, is a franchisor and operator of restaurants in the fast
casual sector. Our current menu features upscale made-to-order hot sandwiches
and pizzas served on our proprietary buns and crusts, wraps, chips, salads,
soups, fresh baked cookies and other desserts and beverages. As of March 31,
2003, there were 619 Schlotzsky's(R) Deli restaurants open and operating in 37
states, the District of Columbia and six foreign countries. Visit
www.schlotzskys.com or www.cooldeli.com for more information and e-coupons.