Taco Cabana to present check to Warrior and Family Support Center Thursday, Jan. 10 Taco Cabana raises more than $73,000 for military families, Donations to benefit the Warrior and Family Support Center at Brooke Army Medical Center

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Taco Cabana recently announced it raised more than $73,000 in its annual Taco Treat fundraiser, benefitting the Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC), and will present a giant check to the organization Thursday during a luncheon ceremony at the WFSC.

The WFSC is located in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center, a national rehabilitation center for wounded military. This is the 2nd consecutive year Taco Cabana has raised funds directly benefitting the center.

During the annual signature fundraiser, Taco Cabana offered guests a booklet filled with five coupons for free bean and cheese tacos in exchange for a $2 donation that directly benefits the WFSC.

"Taco Cabana is committed to giving back to those who have served our nation as members of the military," said Todd Coerver, chief operating officer at Taco Cabana. "Because many of our locations are near military bases, we have several active and retired military personnel among our employees, guests and their immediate families. They are our neighbors and friends and have given so much to protect our freedom. We feel our support of the WFSC is the least we can do to show our appreciation and support."

Taco Cabana's participation with the WFSC stretches back several years, with employees volunteering regularly to help cater lunch or dinner for those at the center.

"We're very grateful to have the continued support of Taco Cabana," said Judith Markelz, Director of the WFSC. "The generosity of Taco Cabana, its employees and guests help the center maintain its goal towards helping our war veterans and their families find a home away from home while recovering."

Donations to the WFSC go toward providing summer and winter camps for the children of wounded warriors, as well as diapers, formula and foods to be shared by Families and Warriors.

Currently all Taco Cabana locations offer a 20 percent discount to anyone showing a valid military ID or wearing a military uniform.

To locate the nearest Taco Cabana, visit www.tacocabana.com.

About Taco Cabana® 
Taco Cabana® restaurants serve fresh, handmade Mexican food, including sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, hand rolled flautas, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, fresh-made flour tortillas, a selection of "made from scratch" salsas and sauces, frozen margaritas and beer. Most menu items are handmade daily in each restaurant, which feature open display cooking, including fajitas cooking on an open-flame grill and a machine making fresh tortillas. Taco Cabana restaurants feature interior, semi-enclosed and patio dining areas, which provide a vibrant decor and relaxing atmosphere. Additionally, Taco Cabana restaurants provide its guests the option of take-out, as well as the convenience of drive-thru windows. Taco Cabana operates 160 restaurants as of October 1, 2012.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.®
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.® owns and operates the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands with 250 company-owned and operated restaurants and 41 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Trinidad and Venezuela.  The brands specialize 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, and drive-thru service and catering.  Fiesta common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol FRGI.  For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the company's website at www.frgi.com.

About the Warrior and Family Support Center
The Warrior and Family Support Center (WFSC) provides coordinated services to wounded warriors, next-of-kin and extended family members, offering a friendly, comfortable environment for military families to reconnect during medical treatment. The only one of its kind in the Army, the WFSC allows wounded warriors and their family members to receive emotional support and answers to their questions, and to extend their rehabilitation away from the hospital. The $5.6 million WFSC facility was built in 2008, funded solely by donations, and is staffed by volunteers. The Center gives families a place to take a break, watch a movie on big-screen TV's, play video games, check email or use the Internet, select a book or magazine to read, make a phone call or just grab a cup of coffee.

SOURCE Taco Cabana



RELATED LINKS
http://www.tacocabana.com
http://www.frgi.com
http://www.bamc.amedd.army.mil/military/wfsc

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