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

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

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- September 24, 2013

Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) today announced the opening of its
newest Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant, located in Westbury, New York. The 7900
square-foot restaurant, located at 1195 Corporate Drive, is the eighth Joe’s
in New York. The new location will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2
a.m., can accommodate 300 guests and will employ nearly 180 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 Westbury location
will also offer new fall menu promotion items including the Southern Fried
Maine Lobster, BBQ Dungeness Crab, Shrimp and Cheddar Grits and the Ragin’
Cajun Steampot, along with the new Outlaw Moonshine cocktails. A full list of
menu items is available at www.joescrabshack.com.

About Joe's Crab Shack

Founded in Houston, Texas, in 1991, Joe's Crab Shack is quickly becoming
everyone's favorite seafood restaurant, with 136 locations in more than 30
states. Joe's serves up fun times and serious seafood, with more than 25 crab
items on the menu in addition to fish, lobster, mussels, clams and shrimp.
Part of Ignite Restaurant Group's (Nasdaq: IRG) portfolio of restaurants,
Joe's is a national partner in Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry^® Campaign,
a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. For more
information go to www.joescrabshack.com/media-center/.

About Ignite Restaurant Group

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates three unique casual dining
concepts; Joe's Crab Shack, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern +
Tap. Ignite also franchises Romano's Macaroni Grill in the United States and
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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