Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Grand Openings of Joe’s Crab Shack in Deptford Township, NJ and West Nyack, NY

  Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Grand Openings of Joe’s Crab Shack in
  Deptford Township, NJ and West Nyack, NY

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- April 16, 2013

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) today announced the opening of two new
Joe’s Crab Shack locations, located in Deptford Township, New Jersey and West
Nyack, New York.

The Deptford Township, New Jersey restaurant is located at 2000 Clements
Bridge Road in the Deptford Landing shopping center and is the first Joe’s
Crab Shack in Gloucester County. The location can accommodate 323 guests.

The West Nyack, New York restaurant is located at the Palisades Center at 4370
Palisades Center Drive and can accommodate 295 guests.

The Joe’s Crab Shack menu offers of variety of craveable, Gulf Cost-inspired
seafood dishes, including Steampots, seafood entrees and an array of crab
dishes featuring Dungeness, snow and king crab. The new locations will also
feature new menu items that reflect Joe’s Crab Shack’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 Crab Shack’s
Stuffers, clam shells filled with a made-from-scratch scallop, shrimp and clam
seafood stuffing.

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 the company’s famous
take-home Mason Jar. Joe’s Crab Shack also offers a selection of tempting
desserts, including its specialty Key Lime Pie and the Crabby Apple Crumble.
For a full list of items, please visit www.joescrabshack.com.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates 133 Joe's Crab Shacks, 186
Romano’s Macaroni Grills and 15 Brick House Tavern + Taps. Ignite also
franchises 5 Romano’s Macaroni Grills in the United States and 19 units
throughout the U.S. territories and foreign countries. Each brand offers a
variety of high-quality, chef-inspired food and beverages in a distinctive,
casual, high-energy atmosphere.


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