Ignite Restaurant Group Appoints Fritzi Woods to Board of Directors

  Ignite Restaurant Group Appoints Fritzi Woods to Board of Directors

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- April 03, 2013

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG), today announced the appointment of
Fritzi Woods to its Board of Directors. Ms. Woods brings more than 20 years of
public and private board and governance experience and has held numerous
executive leadership positions with a focus on corporate strategy, operations,
marketing and corporate governance.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to add a talented leader like
Fritzi to the Ignite Board of Directors,” commented Ray Blanchette, Chief
Executive Officer of Ignite Restaurant Group. “Her foodservice industry
experience, through both Women’s Foodservice Forum and PrimeSource Foodservice
Equipment, Inc., as well as her experience leading organizations through new
market development and mergers and acquisitions will be valuable to our
organization as we continue to grow Ignite’s portfolio of brands.”

Ms. Woods currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Women’s
Foodservice Forum (WFF), a corporate leadership development association
dedicated to creating and implementing gender-diverse leadership strategies
for mid and senior level executives in some of the world’s largest foodservice
companies. She previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of
PrimeSource Foodservice Equipment, Inc., where she accelerated the company’s
growth and diversified its customer base, re-structured the business model and
established a new internal/external value chain to achieve record
profitability within four years. Ms. Woods has also served in multiple senior
executive roles at The Dallas Morning News, Semi-Conductor Manufacturing
Division of Motorola, the State of Texas Natural Resources Conservation
Commission and the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates 131 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.

Contact:

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