Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Grand Opening of Joe's Crab Shack in Riverhead, New York

  Ignite Restaurant Group Announces Grand Opening of Joe's Crab Shack in
  Riverhead, New York

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- June 20, 2013

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) today announced the opening of its
newest Joe’s Crab Shack location in Riverhead, New York. The new restaurant,
which is the first location in Suffolk County and the sixth in New York, is
located at 1490 Old Country Road, and will be open Sunday through Thursday
from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The
location can accommodate 300 guests and will employ 140 team members from the
local area.

The Joe’s Crab Shack “100% Shore” menu offers Southern flavors and spices that
add a delicious, unexpected twist to fresh seafood from the highest quality
sources. Menu standards include Steampots, seafood entrees and mouth-watering
crab dishes featuring Dungeness, snow and king crab. The Riverhead location
will also offer new summer menu promotion items including the Corona Beach
Bake and Coastal Wave Steampot featuring a wide range of delicious, fresh
seafood options finished with a Corona chile-lime bath. A full list of menu
items is available at www.joescrabshack.com.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates 134 Joe's Crab Shacks, 186
Romano's Macaroni Grills and 16 Brick House Tavern + Taps. Ignite also
franchises five 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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