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Taco Cabana Debuts Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos in Time for Lent

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New menu options also include Pineapple Pico de Gallo Salsa and
special TC Time! Dozen Taco Box Offers at participating TC restaurants

Taco Cabana is adding some new savory flavors to its menu with the
launch of Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos, just in time for Lent season!
This new offering is one of many tasty debuts that TC will be rolling
out this year in support of its strategic renewal plan, which
reinvigorates the beloved restaurant chain's commitment to fresh,
quality, wholesome ingredients.

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Taco Cabana Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos: Piña, Diabla, and Rancho. (Photo: Business Wire)

Taco Cabana Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos: Piña, Diabla, and Rancho. (Photo: Business Wire)

TC's Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos are available in three NEW flavor
profiles – all featuring fresh shrimp seasoned with special fajita spice
blends and wrapped in tasty flour tortillas. Guests can purchase their
favorite for $2.99 or mix-and-match any three tacos for $7.99, for a
limited time only:

  • Piῆa – Seasoned shrimp in a fresh flour tortilla, topped with
    warm, sweet pineapple pico de gallo.
  • Rancho – Seasoned shrimp in a fresh flour tortilla, topped with
    TC's creamy jalapeño ranch, fresh lettuce and handmade pico de gallo.
  • Diabla – Seasoned shrimp drizzled with a spicy chipotle diabla
    sauce in a fresh flour tortilla, topped with sweet and spicy
    jalapeño-pickled red onions, crumbled queso fresco and fresh chopped
    cilantro.

Guests can also take advantage of TC's ¡Salsa Especial! by
topping off their Loaded Grilled Shrimp Tacos at the salsa bar with the
new Pineapple Pico de Gallo Salsa – available for a limited-time only
and made by hand, with a healthy mix of diced pineapple, tomato, onions,
cilantro and lime juice.

"We wanted to offer flavorful seafood taco offerings to give our guests
more options during Lent season," says Taco Cabana President, Chuck
Locke. "We're also excited to add to the salsa bar our colorful, fresh
Pineapple Pico de Gallo Salsa, to further complement the authentic
Mexican dining experience."

In addition, Taco Cabana is proud to introduce the latest edition of its
TC Time!™ Dozen Taco Boxes, which feature a rotating showcase of 12
signature breakfast and non-breakfast tacos at special TC Time! prices.

The two featured TC Time! Dozen Taco Boxes for February are available
any time of day at participating TC restaurants for a limited-time only:

  • TC Time! Your Way All Day Breakfast Taco Box – Includes any
    combination of 12 Bacon & Egg, Chorizo & Egg, Steak & Egg, and Bean &
    Cheese tacos for $14.99. Guests may also choose to include Potato &
    Egg breakfast tacos (available during breakfast hours only).
  • The Lunch/Dinner TC Time! Taco Box – Includes 12 Flame-Grilled
    Chicken Fajita Tacos with Bacon, Jalapeño and Salsa Ranch for only
    $19.99.

"We look forward to exploring new ingredients and flavors with our
guests throughout 2018," Locke added. "In March, we're excited to bring
Brisket back to TC. We will be featuring delicious Texas Brisket, smoked
with a blend of Applewood and Hardwoods for true southern flavor that
our guests can enjoy across a wide variety of different TC recipes."

About Taco Cabana

Taco Cabana, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI), was founded in 1978 and will celebrate its 40th
Anniversary in 2018. The Brand specializes in Mexican-inspired food made
fresh by hand, including fajitas, quesadillas, flautas, enchiladas,
burritos, tacos, flour tortillas and a selection of made-from-scratch
salsas and sauces. Restaurants feature open-display cooking, a selection
of beer and tequila margaritas, patio dining and drive-thru windows. As
of Jan. 1, 2018, Taco Cabana operates nearly 170 company-owned and
franchised restaurants in Texas and New Mexico.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises Pollo
Tropical and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands. The brands
specialize in the operation of fast casual/quick service, ethnic
restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at
a compelling value. The brands feature fresh-made cooking, drive-thru
service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant
Group, Inc., visit www.frgi.com.

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