BILLINGS, February 14, 2012 -- The time has finally come for every hungry belly in the "Magic City." Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, the nation’s number one Mexican restaurant, will open its doors in Billings, MT on February 23rd, marking the company’s second Montana restaurant location. Once those doors open at 10:30AM at 2816 King Avenue W., the smell of fresh made tortillas and sweet pork barbacoa will fill the air.

Guests, residents and media are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on opening day 10:45AM. As is customary for Cafe Rio Mexican Grill and its ongoing effort to give back to local communities, a $2,500 donation will be given to the Billings Public School District. The opening will be followed by a multiple community events including a blood drive on Saturday, March 3rd. Note: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members a free meal on February 23rd with proper media credentials.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill was recently voted the number one Quick Service Restaurant in the Nation for 2010 through the prestigious Sandelman and Associates' Quick-Track Award, edging out the strongest companies in the restaurant industry. The Quick-Track Award is an honor limited to the very best restaurant performers in the nation and is based solely on customer reviews and dining experience.

"Expanding in Montana is very exciting for us," states Bob Baker, President and CFO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. "Our opening in Great Falls was such a huge success; we received great support from our customers and the local community. We are looking forward to being a strong member the Billings community."

The Billings location will bring the restaurant count to 47 total locations nationwide. Throughout the current state of the economy and financial stress among big and small businesses alike, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill has accelerated growth, providing many job opportunities to its local markets.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the leading quick-casual Mexican restaurants specializing in fresh Mexican cuisine. The company currently operates 46 restaurants throughout the nation. Cafe Rio’s primary business is serving its customers the highest quality meals with the freshest ingredients both through the restaurant locations and catering business. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill’s web address is

If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview or appearance with a Cafe Rio executive, please contact, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Media Representative:
Jennifer Burns 801-358-1858 or