CAFE RIO MEXICAN GRILL offers FREE meals to all Military Personnel and Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON DC, August 23, 2011 -- Cafe Rio Mexican Grill's authentic Mexican dishes have officially reached the east coast and with the two recent openings in Manassas, VA and Olney, MD comes increased community involvement. During the week of September 5th – 11th, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is honoring all military personnel and veterans of surrounding communities by recognizing their amazing service and sacrifices. Any active duty military or veteran that visits either of the new restaurants will receive a FREE MEAL! In addition a donation jar will be next to each cash register, allowing customers to donate to the Hope for the Warriors foundation, a non-profit organization focusing on our wounded warriors.

"Giving back to the men and women who bravely serve our country is the least we can do," states Dave Gagnon, CEO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill and former US Marine. "No one will ever be able to truly pay them back for their bravery. All we want to do is say, from the very bottom of our hearts, ‘thank you.'"

The company, new to the east coast as of 2011, has restaurants located in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado, Arizona, Maryland, and Virginia. With each east coast opening comes a donation to Hope for the Warriors. In addition, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill continues to help this foundation by donating 25 cents of every "Enchilada Style" ordered on a burrito to Hope for the Warriors. To date, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill has contributed over $15,000 toward getting wounded warriors the help they need.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill was recently voted the number one Quick Service Restaurant in the nation for 2010 through Sandelman and Associates' prestigious Quick-Track Award of Excellence, edging out strong companies such as In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle, Chick-fil-A and Pei Wei with its authentic Mexican dishes and impeccable service. 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: taste of food, overall service, speed of service and value.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah 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. Specializing in authentic Mexican dishes, the company currently operates over 40 restaurants in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Colorado, Arizona, Virginia and Maryland. 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 http://www.caferio.com.

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 jburns@caferio.com.