THE NATION'S #1 MEXICAN GRILL OPENS ITS FIFTH EAST COAST LOCATION IN WALDORF, MD ON JUNE 26TH Restaurants in Waldorf, MD

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JUNE 8, 2012 – Cafe Rio Mexican Grill continues to grow and expand opening their fifth location on the east coast and their 52nd location nationwide. The nation’s #1 restaurant will open its doors in Waldorf, Maryland on Tuesday, June 26th. Upon opening at 10:30AM at 3082 Festival Way, the smell of fresh made tortillas, sweet pork barbacoa and Mexican dishes will fill the Maryland air.

Guests, residents and media are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on opening day at 10:00AM. Note: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members a free meal on June 26th with proper media credentials.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill continues to give back to the local community and will again make an impact by donating $2500 to the Charles County School District. Additionally, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will make a $2500 donation to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation. Please note, Cafe Rio is also introducing Military Mondays with a 25% discount for all active Military personnel and their family. The company will also donate 25 cents from every burrito transaction to Hope for the Warriors. To date, they have contributed over $15,000 towards helping wounded warriors and their families.

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 with its authentic Mexican dishes. 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.

“Opening a fifth location on the east coast is very exciting for us,” states Bob Baker, President and CFO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. “We’ve received great support from our customers and the local community. We could not be more pleased in continuing our East Coast expansion into Waldorf.”

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 in their local markets. The company prides itself on providing excellent service, made-from-scratch Mexican dishes and their exceptional catering services.

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 51 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.

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