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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Announces Appointment of Sherrill Kaplan to the Company's Board of Directors


Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. ("Fiesta" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:FRGI),
parent company of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual
restaurant brands, today announced that Sherrill Kaplan has been
appointed to serve as an independent member of the Board of Directors
effective November 14, 2018. Inclusive of her appointment, the Fiesta
Board of Directors will be comprised of nine members, including eight
independent members, until the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Fiesta President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Stockinger said, "We
are delighted to have Sherrill join our Board. She is an experienced
marketing executive with a track record of delivering strong business
results through cutting-edge digital platforms, guest engagement, and
data-driven lifecycle marketing. Her background will be invaluable as we
focus our efforts on expanding brand awareness through impactful
marketing and digital platform expansion."

Ms. Kaplan is currently the Head of Marketing and Sales at Zipcar, the
world's leading car-sharing network. She is responsible for demand and
revenue generation and oversees all marketing functions from digital and
social media to partnerships and product marketing. Previously, she
served as the Vice President of Digital Marketing & Innovation at
Dunkin' Brands from 2011 to 2018, where she was responsible for
strengthening and growing Dunkin's digital presence in the U.S. Prior to
her tenure at Dunkin', Ms. Kaplan held various high-level marketing
positions at Citi, Circles, and Cartera Commerce. Ms. Kaplan has also
been a member of the Consumer Advisory Board for American Express since

Ms. Kaplan holds a BS from Boston University and an MBA from the
University of Denver.

Fiesta Chairman Stacey Rauch added, "Sherrill is a welcome addition to
our Board and will bring new insights to Fiesta given her strong
background in marketing, strategy and consumer-oriented businesses."

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

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