Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (September 17, 2003) -- Jon L. Luther, Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants, which franchises over 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo's stores worldwide, shared his thoughts on the leadership required to guide companies through changing business environments.

Speaking before the Neighborhood Marketing War College, a conference where attendees learn from high-ranking foodservice marketing executives, Luther offered this advice, "Don't be deterred from a great idea -- even when it gets lonely. Leaders will be champions of great ideas, rather than hiding behind history. Take a chance, take a risk. If you fail, there will always be another opportunity."

The conference was held in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The speech, entitled "Passion To Go," is available by contacting Ted Lansdale at ADQSR Global Communications at tlansdale@adrus.com or 781-961-4020 x2143.

About Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants
Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants franchises nearly 11,000 Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo's stores worldwide. With over 143 years of combined franchising experience, ADQSR's mission is to thrill customers, enrich stakeholders and build powerful brands. ADQSR is also a pioneer in developing and practicing a complementary day part strategy, which combines two or three of its brands under one roof. Headquartered in Randolph, Massachusetts, ADQSR is part of Allied Domecq PLC (NYSE:AED), a highly successful and dynamic global business in spirits, wines, and quick service restaurants. More information can be found on Allied Domecq QSR's website, www.ADQSR.com.