BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concept, opened its third Columbus location at Lennox Town Center. This is the first BRAVO! location to open in 2011, as well as the first restaurant for BBRG this year, who own and operate 87 restaurants.

“We’re very excited about the addition of this BRAVO! Cucina Italiana to our family of restaurants,” said Saed Mohseni, chief executive officer and president, Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. “With its prime location in Lennox Town Center, we anticipate this to be a prime dining destination for locals and visitors alike.”

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is an upscale affordable restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO!’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy.

About Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG's brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution.

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