Top Rated Cafe Rio Mexican Grill to Open May 16th in Burke, VA

SALT LAKE CITY -- MAY 8, 2012 -- The moment every hungry belly in the Fairfax County has been waiting for! Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, the nation’s #1 restaurant, will open its doors in Burke, VA on Wednesday May 16th, marking the company’s 4th east coast location. Once those doors open at 10:30AM at 6003 Burke Center Parkway, the smell of fresh made tortillas, sweet pork barbacoa and Mexican dishes will fill the air.

Guests, residents and media are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on opening day 10:00AM. Note: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members a free meal on May 16th with proper media credentials.

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill and its ongoing effort to give back to local communities, will again make an impact by donating $2500 to the Fairfax County School District. Additionally, Cafe Rio Mexican Grill will make a $2500 donation to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation. In addition, Cafe Rio is introducing Military Monday’s, and will donate 25 cents from every transaction to Hope for the Warriors. To date, they have contributed over $15,000 toward getting wounded warriors the help they need.

The opening will be followed by multiple community events including a blood drive and an appearance by the NOVA Roller Derby Girls!

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.

"Joining the Burke community is an exciting honor 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."

The Burke location will bring the restaurant count to 50 total locations nationwide. 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.

About 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. Visit Cafe Rio Mexican Grill online at: 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.