Fiesta Restaurant Group’s® Taco Cabana® and Pollo Tropical®
enter into NBA Finals® wager
ADDISON, Texas (June 7, 2013) — While the San Antonio Spurs® and Miami Heat® battle it out on the court, Fiesta Restaurant Group’s® (NASDAQ: FRGI) concepts are having a showdown of their own.
Sister concepts, San Antonio-based Taco Cabana® and Miami-based Pollo Tropical® have entered into a wager in hopes that their hometown teams take the NBA Finals title. If the San Antonio Spurs win The Finals, the executive team of Pollo Tropical will go to San Antonio and bus tables for a day at a Taco Cabana restaurant while wearing Spurs jerseys. On the flip side, if the Miami Heat win The Finals, the executive team of Taco Cabana will go to Miami and bus tables for a day at a Pollo Tropical restaurant while wearing Heat jerseys.
Upping the ante a bit, if the Spurs “sweep” the Heat, then the Pollo Tropical executive team will sweep an entire Taco Cabana parking lot, too. Because the Spurs won game one Thursday night, the Heat cannot “sweep” the Spurs.
“At both Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropical we have some of the biggest NBA fans out there. The executive teams at both concepts wanted to show some support for their hometown teams while having a little fun,” said Tim Taft, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. chief executive officer. “The real fun will come when we get to sit back at Fiesta and watch either executive team bus the tables at one of our concepts.”
For more information on Taco Cabana and Pollo Tropcial, visit www.tacocabana.com or www.pollotropcial.com.
About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana restaurant brands. Fiesta’s 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.
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 166 restaurants.
About Pollo Tropical
Pollo Tropical, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, owns and operates 95 locations in the United States (Florida, Georgia and Tennessee) plus four licensed restaurants located on college campuses in Florida. The company has 33 international franchised locations in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela and has development agreements in place for additional franchised units in those areas. Pollo also has development agreements in place for future franchised restaurants in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, and Guatemala. The first Pollo Tropical restaurant opened in 1988 in Miami, Florida. The unique restaurant concept is known for its fresh, never frozen, open flamed grilled chicken, marinated in a proprietary blend of tropical fruit juices and spices, as well as authentic made-from-scratch side dishes. For more information on Pollo Tropical, including menu items and nutritional information as well as information about international franchising, visit Pollo’s website at www.pollotropical.com.