Rick's Cabaret NYC Joins The U.S. Marines To Gather "Toys For Tots" On December 15th

NEW YORK CITY - (December 7, 2009) - Rick's Cabaret in New York City, a part of the publicly traded upscale chain, Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ-GM:RICK], joins with the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve to gather "Toys for Tots" on December 15th.

Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy to donate to the "Toys for Tots" program will be admitted free to the club at 50 West 33rd Street across from the Empire State Building. The donors will be invited to a party from 6pm-8pm on December 15th, complete with beautiful entertainers, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and discounted drink prices.

"It's the second year we've partnered with the Marines to give back to the community," says Ed Anakar, director of operations for Rick's Cabaret, which operates 18 gentlemen's clubs across the country. "Last year we collected enough toys to fill one large truck and one van, and we were told by the Marines this made up a significant part of the 90,000 toys collected in New York City."

"The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted," according to the program website.

Rick's Cabaret New York City, which opened in 2005, was chosen this year as the "best strip club in New York" by Playboy.com and its general manager, Ken Sistrunk, was named "General Manager of the Year" among all of the heads of nation's 3,800 strip clubs at the Gentlemen's Club Expo in Las Vegas.

About Rick's Cabaret:
Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) operates upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live adult entertainment, restaurant and bar operations. The company owns, operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC," "Club Onyx" and "Tootsie's Cabaret". Sexual contact is not permitted at these locations. Rick's Cabaret also operates a media division, ED Publication, and owns the adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com as well as a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

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