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13.07.2012

Fiesta Restaurant Group appoints a new Chief Financial Officer

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana fast-casual restaurant brands, has announced that it has completed building its senior management team following the appointment of Lynn Schweinfurth as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 16, 2012.

Tim Taft, Chief Executive Officer and President of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc, commented, "We are delighted to welcome Lynn to Fiesta as our CFO. Lynn is an extraordinary talent, who has broad-based financial leadership experience with major restaurant and retail brands, including global, franchise and company-owned restaurant portfolio companies. In addition to her technical and leadership skills, we believe she will be a great cultural fit for Fiesta. We are confident that she can add significant value as we execute on our strategic plans."
 
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. currently operates a network consisting of 247 company-owned and operated restaurants and 40 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Cost Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela. According to the information provided by the company, it specializes in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurant brands that offer distinct and unique flavors with a broad appeal at a compelling value. Both brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, drive-thru service and catering. (kbp)

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