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

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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 an ...

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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