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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Appoints Jackie Swift-Kurkjian as Senior Director of Off-Premise Consumption

August 28, 2018

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 28, 2018--Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast casual restaurant brands, announced today that Jackie Swift-Kurkjian has joined the Company as Senior Director of Off-Premise Consumption.

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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® brands, has announced that Jackie Swift-Kurkjian has joined the Company as Senior Director of Off-Premise Consumption (Photo: Business Wire)

Fiesta President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Stockinger said, “The expertise Jackie brings will enhance our opportunities to build catering, online, and third-party delivery sales and capitalize on the company’s investment in new management systems, staff and other resources as part of Fiesta’s Strategic Renewal Plan. This will propel off-premise initiatives at both Pollo Tropical ® and Taco Cabana ®. We are excited about her passion and commitment to our brands and expect it will deliver a positive impact to our business.”

Ms. Swift-Kurkjian brings to Fiesta more than 15 years of national catering outreach expertise and will be responsible for growing the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® brands’ backline sales, including catering, takeout and delivery channels.

Ms. Swift-Kurkjian formerly served as National Director of Catering and Backline Sales for the 450-unit Potbelly Sandwich Works® brand, and as Director of Catering Sales & Operations for the Qdoba® brand. She also served as a faculty member of The Catering Institute and was instrumental in developing off-premise catering for the Boston Market brand.

She is a Council Member of the Catering Council for Multi-Unit Restaurant Operators (CCMURO) and also serves as a panelist at a number of industry workshops and presentations.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. is the parent company of the Pollo Tropical ® and Taco Cabana ® restaurant brands. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual restaurants that offer distinct and unique tropical and Mexican inspired flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.

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CONTACT: for Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Jack Wolfe, 786-326-6763

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESTAURANT/BAR RETAIL FOOD/BEVERAGE

SOURCE: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

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