Taco Cabana® opens redesigned restaurant in Dallas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2012) – Taco Cabana, the fast-casual chain with its Mexican patio cafe environment and true flavors of Mexico-inspired menu, today opened its newest Dallas restaurant, located at 2635 N. Stemmons Fwy near the Medical District. This is the first time Taco Cabana has opened one of its newly redesigned concepts in Dallas.

“We’re excited to bring another Taco Cabana location to our fans in Dallas,” said Todd Coerver, interim chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. “And the fact that this location will be the first time we’re bringing our new redesign to Dallas makes this occasion even more special.”

The fast casual restaurant’s new redesign echoes Taco Cabana’s focus on bringing authentic, contemporary Mexican cuisine to its guests. The new design features decorative metal “estrella” lights hanging from the ceiling, papel picado (iconic Mexican paper flag cutouts) accents throughout and large street-life photos from the heart of Mexico decorating the colorful walls.

“Our inspiration comes from accurately reflecting the flavors of Mexico – from our restaurant design, to the decor, to the music we play, to the fresh ingredients blended into our made-from-scratch recipes,” Coerver said. “We want our guests to be able to enjoy our authentic and affordable food in a fresh new environment that blends together both traditional and contemporary Mexican cues for a unique dining experience.”

The new restaurant, which is open 24 hours, will celebrate its opening with a customer appreciation event in November.

In July, Taco Cabana debuted its newly designed restaurant  in Allen, Texas. The company is currently updating all 160 of its existing locations, which is scheduled to be complete in early 2014.

 

 

About Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.®, serves fresh, handmade Mexican food, including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, hand rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, a selection of “made from scratch” salsas and sauces, frozen margaritas and beer. Most menu items are handmade daily in each restaurant, which feature open display cooking, including fajitas cooking on an open-flame grill and a machine making fresh tortillas. Taco Cabana restaurants feature interior, semi-enclosed and patio dining areas, which provide a vibrant decor and relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, Taco Cabana restaurants provide its guests the option of take-out, as well as the convenience of drive-thru windows. Taco Cabana operates 160 company-owned restaurants, 3 franchised restaurants and 2 licensed restaurants as of Sept. 1, 2012. Become a fan of Taco Cabana on Facebook or follow the Taco Cabana on Twitter. For more information, visit www.tacocabana.com.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands with 250 company-owned and operated restaurants and 41 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela.  The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurant brands that offer distinct and unique flavors with a broad appeal at a compelling value.  Both brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, and drive-thru service and catering.  Fiesta common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FRGI.  For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the company’s website at www.frgi.com.

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