May 8, 2013--Lakewood, CO--Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, the nation's number one Mexican restaurant, will open its fifth Colorado restaurant on Wednesday, May 15. When the doors open the Lakewood community will enjoy the sights and smells of Cafe Rio’s made-from-scratch menu, vibrant décor and energetic atmosphere. The opening will mark the company’s 62nd location nationally.

            WHAT:          Cafe Rio Lakewood Location Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


            WHEN:          Wednesday, May 15


                                    14600 Colfax Avenue

                                    Lakewood, CO


                                    All media members receive a free meal all day on May 15th with                                           proper media credentials at the new Lakewood location.

As is customary, Cafe Rio Mexican restaurant will be making a charitable donation in honor of the new opening. In recognition of the 62nd national location, the Jefferson Foundation will receive $2,500. Thus far in 2013, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill has donated more than $15,000 to public schools, Hope for the Warriors and various charities nationwide.


“We couldn't be more excited about opening a fifth Mexican restaurant in Colorado," states Ben Craner, Chief Marketing Officer. “As a thank you to our loyal customers and the outpouring of support from our communities, we’re going to continue our commitment to fresh ingredients and friendly employees for our Lakewood customers."

By eschewing microwaves and freezers at every location, Cafe Rio sets the standard and distinguishes themselves from the competition. Each location starts early, hand-squeezing over 1,000 limes, hand-scooping fresh avocados and making award-winning recipes from scratch. Every tortilla is handmade to order in front of each customer. The hard work and dedication demonstrated by each team member has paid off with over 60 national awards for Cafe Rio’s made-from-scratch meals.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc.:

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been serving its loyal customers fresh food since 1997. Their menu is inspired by the traditional Mexican cooking found in the Rio Grande region of Northern Mexico, Southern Texas, and New Mexico. Cafe Rio specializes in serving its customers the highest-quality, made from scratch Mexican meals, using only the freshest ingredients.



Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Media Representative

Jennifer Burns