Taco Cabana® opens new restaurant in North Richland Hills

Taco Cabana®, the fast-casual chain with its Mexican patio cafe environment and true flavors of Mexico-inspired menu, today opened its newest North Richland Hills restaurant, located at 5036 Rufe Snow. This is the first Taco Cabana in North Richland Hills.

“We’re excited to bring a Taco Cabana location to our fans in North Richland Hills,” said Todd Coerver, chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. “And the fact that this location will be the newly designed restaurant, makes this a special occasion for Taco Cabana and our fans.”

The fast-casual restaurant’s new design 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. Part of Taco Cabana’s new design efforts also include several elevated amenities for guests, including table service and free WiFi access.

The new restaurant, which is open 24 hours, will host a grand opening celebration on March 30 and will feature a live radio remote with 99.5-FM The Wolf, as well as a chance to win free Taco Cabana for a year and an iPad Mini®.

For more information on Taco Cabana visit www.tacocabana.com, Facebook and Twitter.

About Taco Cabana
Taco Cabana restaurants, part of Fiesta Restaurant Group®, serve 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 guests the option of take-out, as well as the convenience of drive-thru windows. Taco Cabana operates 161 restaurants as of Feb. 1, 2013.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana restaurant brands with 254 company-owned and operated restaurants and 44 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. also has agreements for future development of franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Panama, Tobago and N. India. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with 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.