Ignite Restaurant Group (Nasdaq: IRG) today announced the opening of its newest Joe’s Crab Shack restaurant, located in Newark, New Jersey. The 5,300 square-foot restaurant, attached to the Courtyard Newark Downtown-Marriott, is located at 860 Broad Street. This location is the seventh in New Jersey and will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. The location can accommodate 178 guests and will employ nearly 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 Newark 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 135 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.