COLORADOAN’S PREPARE FOR THE NATIONS BEST NEW RESTAURANT TO OPEN MAY 16TH.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORT COLLINS, May 10, 2012 -- The much anticipated Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, the nation’s #1 ranked restaurant, will open its doors in Fort Collins Colorado on Wednesday May 16th. The Fort Collins Colorado restaurant marks the company’s 50th restaurant and its third Colorado location. When the doors open at 10:30AM at 4414 S. College Ave, the smell of fresh hand-made tortillas and sweet pork barbacoa will fill the Rocky Mountain air.

Guests, residents and media are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on opening day at 10:30AM. Note: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members and a free meal on May 16th with proper media credentials.

In Cafe Rio Mexican Grill’s ongoing effort to be a good neighbor, they have spent nearly $800,000 dollars directly contributing to the Fort Collins economy, and have hired 35 employees. In addition, they will make another impact by donating $2500, to the Poudre School District. The opening will be followed by multiple community events including youth fundraisers, catering and a blood drive.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill was recently voted the number one Quick Service Restaurant in the Nation, for the second year in a row, through the prestigious Sandelman and Associates’ Quick-Track Award, edging out the strongest restaurants in the 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.

"This is an exciting day for us here at Cafe Rio. Fort Collins is an amazing city with a strong sense of community," states Bob Baker, President and CFO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill "We have been working hard for several years to find the perfect location, and we couldn’t be more excited about this opening."

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the leading quick-casual restaurants specializing in fresh Mexican cuisine. The company currently operates 49 restaurants throughout the nation. Cafe Rio specializes in 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 http://www.caferio.com.

For more information 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 jburns@caferio.com.