Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FRGI), the owner, operator, and franchisor of the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® fast-casual restaurant brands, announced today that Tim Taft, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Lynn Schweinfurth, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in two investor conferences in January. On January 16, 2013, Fiesta will attend the 13th Annual CJS Securities “New Ideas for the New Year” Conference in New York, NY. On January 17, 2013, the Company will present at the 15th Annual ICR XChange Investor Conference at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel in Florida. The presentation will begin at 10:15 AM Eastern Time. To access the webcast, please visit www.frgi.com under the link "Investor Relations" or directly through the ICR XChange website at www.icrxchange.com. About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. owns, operates, and franchises the Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana® restaurant brands with 251 company-owned and operated restaurants and 43 franchised restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela as of December 31, 2012. The brands specialize in the operation of fast-casual, ethnic restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with a broad appeal at a compelling value. Both brands feature made-from-scratch cooking, fresh salsa bars, and drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. visit our corporate website at www.FRGI.com.