Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. August Nightclub Sales Exceed $3 Million Up 49 Percent Over Last Year

HOUSTON-(September 11, 2007)-Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. [NASDAQ:RICK] operator of upscale gentlemen's clubs, today reported August nightclub sales of $3,035,987 a 49 percent gain over August 2006 and the first time the company‚s sales have exceeded $3 million in a single month. Same store sales climbed more than 18 percent over August 2006.

"We are delighted that we had such a strong performance and particularly since it came in what traditionally is a slower month for our industry," said Eric Langan, President and CEO of the company. "We believe the sales growth was a direct result of the efforts of our in-club management teams, who emphasized our terrific customer service and actively promoted the clubs in their local markets."

The increase over August 2006 results was also driven by continued strong growth at the Rick's Cabaret in New York City plus contributions from new Rick's Cabaret clubs in Austin and San Antonio and the newly acquired New Orleans Nights club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Same store sales were $2,380,996 compared with the August 2006 total of $2,016,068.

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 and operates or licenses adult nightclubs in New York City, New Orleans, Charlotte, Houston, Minneapolis and other cities under the names "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC" and "Club Onyx." No sexual contact is permitted at any of these locations. Rick's Cabaret also owns the adult Internet membership Web site, couplestouch.com, and a network of online adult auction sites under the flagship URL naughtybids.com. Rick's Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact [email protected].

Forward-Looking Statements:
This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this document, including:  the risks and uncertainties associated with operating and managing an adult business; the business climates in New York City and elsewhere; the success or lack thereof in launching and building the company's businesses in New York City and elsewhere; the Company's ability to identify and secure suitable locations for new nightclubs on acceptable terms, open the anticipated number of new nightclubs on time and within budget; achieve anticipated rates of same-store sales; hire and train additional nightclub personnel and integrate new nightclubs into its operations; unexpected increases in costs of sales or employee, pre-opening or other expenses; the economic conditions in the new markets into which the Company expands and possible uncertainties in the customer base in these areas; fluctuations in quarterly operating results; the impact of any negative publicity or public attitudes; competitive pressure from other national and regional nightclub chains; risks and uncertainties related to the operational and financial results of our Web sites, conditions relevant to real estate transactions, and numerous other factors such as laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competition and dependence on key personnel. Rick's has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances. For further information go to www.ricks.com.

Contact for further information: Allan Priaulx, 212-338-0050, [email protected]