BRIO Tuscan Grille, a BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concept, opened its second Connecticut restaurant today at the Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury. This is the sixth new BRIO Tuscan Grille to open in 2011 and the eighth restaurant for BBRG this year, which owns and operates 94 restaurants.

“Danbury is a great community for BRIO Tuscan Grille to expand its presence in Connecticut,” said Bravo | Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Saed Mohseni. “We’re happy to bring our upscale affordable restaurant to the area to serve delicious Tuscan-inspired cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere.”

BRIO Tuscan Grille BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is an upscale affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features wood-grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well”; which is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city.

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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