Taco Cabana plans to flame-grill more than 30,000 chicken breasts to celebrate Free Taco Day

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Taco Cabana will flame-grill more than 30,000 chicken breasts to create more than 60,000 chicken fajita tacos for its guests next Tuesday.

The fast-casual chain with its Mexican patio cafe environment and true flavors of Mexico-inspired menu, is giving away the free chicken fajita tacos on Oct. 2 in anticipation of National Taco Day. Taco Cabana says it plans to exceed the number of tacos given away last year.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate a favorite Mexican item than to give them to our guests for free,” said Todd Coerver, interim chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. “Our chicken fajita tacos are made with flame-grilled, all-white chicken breast and fresh-made flour tortillas. Last year we gave out 60,000 tacos for National Taco Day, and this year we’re planning for an even bigger turnout.”

The free taco day event invites guests to receive one free chicken fajita taco per person, while supplies last, from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating Taco Cabana locations, no purchase necessary.  Guests are welcome to top off their taco at the complimentary salsa bar, where choices include a variety of handmade salsas, jalapenos, chopped onions and fresh cut limes. Guests visiting in celebration of Free Taco Day will also receive a “Two Can Dine for $9.99” coupon for a later visit.

The free taco day event runs through Taco Cabana’s popular weekday happy hour (4 to 7 p.m.), featuring $1.50 domestics and tequila margaritas, as well as $1.50 OFF all nachos.

To locate the nearest Taco Cabana, visit www.tacocabana.com.

About Taco Cabana:

Taco Cabana restaurants 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 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 company on Twitter. For more information, visit www.tacocabana.com. 

About Fiesta Restaurant Group

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates two quick-casual restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana. Pollo Tropical restaurants offer a wide selection of tropical and Caribbean inspired food, while Taco Cabana restaurants offer a wide selection of fresh, handmade Mexican food. Fiesta franchises restaurants in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela. The Company also has agreements for the future development of franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Costa Rica, Panama and Tobago. Fiesta common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FRGI. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit www.frgi.com.



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