GREAT FALLS, October 24, 2011 -- There's a new sheriff in town, Montana residents. As the restaurant concept called Cafe Rio Mexican Grill rapidly grows in popularity, the number of location is expanding across the nation. The next stop for this ever-growing company is the "Big Sky Country" state of Montana, making the Mexican food restaurant present in nine total states thus far. At 10:30AM on November 2nd, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will open its doors in Great Falls at 900 10th Avenue S.

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 Great Falls Public Schools. Note: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members a free meal on November 2nd 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 strong companies such as In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A and Pei Wei. The Quick-Track Award is an honor limited to the very best restaurant performers in the nation. This highly respected award is based solely on customer reviews and dining experience such as taste of food, overall service, speed of service and value.

"Our Great Falls, Montana restaurant location is such an important milestone for us here at Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. We will all remember November 2nd as our first store opening in the state of Montana" states Bob Baker, President and CFO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. "We are excited to share some fresh Mexican food with the entire community and we invite everyone to come out and experience made-from-scratch Mexican food unlike anything they have ever tasted."

The Great Falls location will bring the restaurant count to 44 total locations nationwide. Before the end of this year, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill plans to open more restaurants in the D.C. area, and its first restaurant in the state of Wyoming. 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 restaurants specializing in fresh Mexican food. The company currently operates 45 restaurants in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland, Virginia and as of November 2nd, Montana. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill'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 310-993-9494 or