Taco Cabana Spices Up Its Signature Salsa Bar New Salsa Especial! program offers fresh, limited-run specialty salsas

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For guests who believe variety is the spice of life, Taco Cabana launches its Salsa Especial! program featuring a rotation of new, fresh, handmade, limited-time-only salsas to its famous salsa bar. The bar currently offers six different salsas that are made in-house with hand-chopped vegetables daily.

The program's first salsa is Roasted Tomatillo, available beginning Aug. 4. Influenced by Northern Mexican cuisine, the green salsa brings the sweet and smoky flavors of flame-roasted tomatillos and jalapeno peppers together with fresh cilantro and onions. Guests can pair it with the limited time $4.99 Steak Street Tacos Meal Deal or other items on Taco Cabana's menu.

"We wanted to offer more dynamic flavor experiences via our salsa bar by adding new ingredients, colors and textures that complement our authentic Mexican cuisine," said Taco Cabana Corporate Chef Martin Samudio. "The freshly prepared specialty salsas will give our guests new ways to enjoy their favorite Taco Cabana dishes."

Roasted Tomatillo will be on the salsa bar until late October, when Avocado Cilantro, a blend of zesty sour cream, onions, jalapenos and cilantro flavored with a touch of garlic and vinegar, will take its place. A different made-from-scratch salsa will be introduced every six to eight weeks and, depending on popularity among customers, some may be added to the permanent salsa lineup.

About Taco Cabana 
Taco Cabana, a subsidiary of Fiesta Restaurant Group® (NASDAQ: FRGI), was founded more than 35 years ago in San Antonio and specializes in authentic Mexican 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, 2014, Taco Cabana operates more than 170 company-owned and franchised restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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

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