Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Reopening of San Antonio River Walk Restaurant

  Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Reopening of San Antonio River Walk

 Renovated restaurant features a new second level, nearly doubling its square

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- March 5, 2013

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG), today announced that it has reopened
its San Antonio River Walk Joe’s Crab Shack location, after a three-month
renovation that nearly doubled the overall square footage of the restaurant.
The newly remodeled Joe’s Crab Shack is approximately 7,600 square feet and
can accommodate 252 guests. Located at 212 College Street, the River Walk
Joe’s Crab Shack will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The Joe’s Crab Shack menu showcases a variety of craveable, Gulf
Coast-inspired seafood dishes, including Steampots, seafood entrees and
mouth-watering crab dishes featuring Dungeness, snow and king crab. The River
Walk location will also feature new menu items that reflect Joe’s southern
roots, including the Third Coast Platter featuring blackened redfish topped
with Orleans Sauce, the Spicy Citrus Steampot with steaming crab and shrimp
mixed with the spicy flavors of citrus and Tabasco®, and Joe’s Stuffers, clam
shells filled with a made-from-scratch scallop, shrimp and clam seafood

Guests can also enjoy one of Joe’s Crab Shack’s signature drinks, such as the
Shark Bite, Category 5 Hurricane or a cocktail served in a take-home Joe’s
Mason Jar. Additionally, Joe’s offers a selection of tempting desserts,
including its specialty Key Lime Pie and the Crabby Apple Crumble. For a full
list of items, go to www.joescrabshack.com/menu.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates 130 Joe's Crab Shacks and 15
Brick House Tavern + Taps. Each brand offers a variety of high-quality,
chef-inspired food and beverages in a distinctive, casual, high-energy
atmosphere. Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap operate in a diverse
set of markets across the United States.


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