SIR Corp. Responds to U.S. Tomato Warning By Using Only Vine Ripened
or Locally-Grown Product
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, June 12, 2008 – SIR Corp. (“SIR”), a leading Canadian operator of casual
and fine dining restaurants, today announced that, in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(“FDA”) warning concerning Salmonella serotype Saintpaul, an uncommon type of Salmonella, currently
associated with certain U.S.-grown raw red plum, red Roma and red round tomatoes, its Concept
Restaurants are currently serving only fresh vine ripened or locally-grown Hot House tomatoes that are
deemed safe for consumption. SIR’s Concept Restaurants, which include Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill®;
Alice Fazooli’s!®, and Canyon Creek Chop House® expect to continue to serve only locally-grown fresh
tomato product until concerns surrounding Salmonella in certain U.S.-grown tomatoes have been
resolved. SIR’s Signature Restaurants, which include reds®, Far Niente®/FOUR™ and Petit Four™,
Brasserie Frisco® and the Loose Moose Tap & Grill®, only serve locally-grown Hot House tomatoes.
As always, the staff at all SIR restaurants continues to use safe food handling and preparation practices.
For more information regarding the FDA warning, please visit the FDA website at www.fda.gov or the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency website at www.inspection.gc.ca.
About SIR Corp.
SIR is a privately held Canadian corporation that owns and operates a portfolio of 42 restaurants in
Canada. SIR’s concept brands include: Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill®, with 26 locations; Alice Fazooli’s!®,
with five locations; and Canyon Creek Chop House®, with eight locations. SIR also operates one-of-a-
kind “signature” brands in downtown Toronto, which comprise the upscale reds®, Far Niente®/FOUR™ &
Petit Four™, and the Loose Moose Tap & Grill®. All trademarks related to the concept and signature
brands noted above are used by SIR under a license agreement with SIR Royalty Limited Partnership in
consideration for a Royalty, payable by SIR to the Partnership, equal to six percent of the revenue of the
39 restaurants currently included in the Royalty pool. For more information on SIR Corp. or the SIR
Royalty Income Fund, please visit www.sircorp.com.
About SIR Royalty Income Fund
The Fund is a trust governed by the laws of the province of Ontario that receives distribution income from
its investment in the SIR Royalty Limited Partnership and interest income from the SIR Loan. The Fund
intends to pay distributions to unitholders on a monthly basis.
Caution concerning forward-looking statements
Certain statements in this news release may constitute “forward-looking” statements which involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
the Fund to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
such forward-looking statements. When used in this document, such statements are such words as “may”, “will”,
“expect”, “believe”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate” and other similar terminology. These statements reflect
SIR Management’s current expectations regarding future events and operating performance and speak only as of the
date of this document. The Fund and SIR expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to publicly release any
updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations with
regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
In formulating the forward-looking statements contained herein, management has assumed that business and
economic conditions affecting SIR’s restaurants and the Fund will continue substantially in the ordinary course,
including without limitation with respect to industry conditions, general levels of economic activity (including in
downtown Toronto), regulations (including regarding employees, food safety, tobacco and alcohol), weather, taxes,
foreign exchange rates and interest rates, that there will be no pandemics or other outbreaks of disease or safety
issues affecting humans or animals or food products, and that there will be no unplanned material changes in its
facilities, equipment, customer and employee relations, or credit arrangements. For more information concerning the
Fund’s risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Fund’s periodic interim filings, and/or its March 31, 2008 Annual
For further information, please contact:
Corey Dalton Bruce Wigle
President & COO Investor Relations
SIR Corp. Tel: 416-815-0700 ext. 228
Tel: 905-681-2997 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org