Nationwide total of fresh Mexican restaurants reaches 60 locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2013 –Cafe Rio Mexican Grill, the nation’s number-one Mexican restaurant, continues to expand in the DC area. They'll open their eight location in Hagerstown, MD on Wednesday, April 17, bringing their national total to 60. Two additional DC restaurants are scheduled to open by year’s end, in Germantown and Annapolis, MD. Guests, residents and media are invited to attend the Mexican restaurant's ribbon cutting ceremony on opening day. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is offering all media members a free meal on April 17 with proper media credentials.

WHERE:

Cafe Rio Mexican Grill
17301 Valley Mall Road

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 17
10:00 a.m.

“We're excited to open an eighth east coast Mexican restaurant,” said Bob Baker, president and CFO of Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. “We’ve received great support from our customers and local communities, and couldn’t be more excited about our continued growth in the east.”

$2500 will be donated to the Hope for the Warriors Foundation in honor of the newest Mexican restaurant. The company will also donate 25 cents from every burrito sale on Mondays at all eight DC area locations to Hope for the Warriors. To date, the Mexican restaurant has contributed over $20,000 towards helping wounded warriors and their families.

In addition, Cafe Rio is also introducing Military Mondays, with a 25% discount for all active military personnel and their family.

The company’s commitment to excellence is evident in their friendly employees and the freshness of their ingredients. Their strict "no microwaves and no freezers" policy has led to over 60 national awards, including number one Mexican Restaurant in the Nation for the fourth straight year by Sandelman and Associates in 2012.

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 59 restaurants throughout the nation. Cafe Rio specializes in serving its customers the highest quality meals with the freshest ingredients both through trestaurant locations and the Mexican catering business. Visit Cafe Rio on the web at www.caferio.com. For video footage and stock photos visit: www.caferio.com/press (Password: c@ferio).

CONTACT:
Jennifer Burns, media representative
801-358-1858 
jburns@caferio.com