IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENN
Plaintiffs, by their attorneys, make the following allegations upon information and belief (except as to the
allegations specifically pertaining to the named plaintiffs and their counsel), based upon the facts alleged below,
which are predicated upon, inter alia, a review of relevant filings made with the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC"), press releases, news and analyst reports, and an investigation undertaken by plaintiffs'
counsel. Plaintiffs believe that further substantial evidentiary support will exist for the allegations set forth below
after a reasonable opportunity for discovery.
NATURE OF THE ACTION
1. This is a federal securities class action on behalf of a class (the "Class") consisting of all persons other than
defendants who purchased the common stock of The Italian Oven, Inc. ("Italian Oven" or the "Company")
between November 21, 1995 and June 24, 1996 (the "Class Period"). Italian Oven shares are listed on the
NASDAQ National Market System. During the Class Period, and in connection with the initial public offering
(the "Offering") of its common shares, Italian Oven issued a series of false statements about Italian Oven's
business and prospects for future results which were materially false and misleading.
JURISDICTION AND VENUE 2. The claims asserted herein arise under and pursuant to Sections 11, 12 (a)
(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") [15 U.S.C.ss.ss.77k, 77l (a) (2) and
3. This Court has jurisdiction of this action pursuant to Section 22 of the Securities Act [115 U.S.C.ss.77v] and
28 U.S.C.ss.ss.1331 and 1337.
4. Venue is properly laid in this District pursuant to Section 22 of the Securities Act and 28 U.S.C. ss. 1391(b)
and (c). The acts and conduct complained of herein, including the preparation, issuance and dissemination of
materially false and misleading information to the investing public, occurred in substantial p