SOURCE: Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

April 28, 2010 09:57 ET

Salsarita's Celebrates Cinco de Mayo With Week-Long 55 Cent Combos

Top-Off Any Entree With a Large Combo for Only 55 Cents May 3 to May 9

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, one of the nation's fastest growing, fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a week-long promotion at its restaurants across the country. From May 3rd to May 9th, guests can add a large combo to any entrée for just 55 cents, which includes Salsarita's famous seasoned chips, choice of fresh signature salsa and a large drink.

"There's no better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year than stopping by Salsarita's for a delicious fresh-Mexican meal, in an inviting atmosphere and receive world-class hospitality," said Paul Mangiamele, president and CEO, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina. "We invite families and friends to join us in the festivities and take advantage of this celebratory pricing."

Salsarita's specializes in serving made-to-order burritos, tacos, tortilla, pizzas and taco salads. Prepared fresh-daily in each restaurant, guests can enjoy high-quality dishes featuring ground beef, grilled chicken, grilled steak, or pork, grilled shrimp and fresh vegetables. Salsarita's also offers a choice of 13 delicious fillings and four homemade salsas. Every order is prepared in full view of customers in a 700-square-foot display kitchen with a contemporary Latin motif.

"Honoring Cinco de Mayo has become a tradition at Salsarita's and we believe it's important to celebrate Mexico's culture," continued Mangiamele. "We're looking forward to offering some of our most popular menu items at a discounted price and believe our customers will appreciate the value."

With new locations opening across the country, Salsarita's is one of the leading fast-casual fresh-Mexican restaurants in the United States, and is quickly gaining brand recognition and a reputation for quality and legendary hospitality. The company was recently ranked 39th in the top 100 Fast Casual Movers and Shakers for 2009.

Salsarita's experienced great success in 2009 with new restaurants opening in Charlotte and Greenville, NC, Clarence, NY, Jacksonville, FL, Murfreesboro and Knoxville, TN and other markets around the country. In addition, new development agreements were signed for the opening of more than 15 locations in the US.

The company is currently closing in on its first hundred restaurants with the goal of having 200 restaurants open and operating by the end of 2014. Most recently, a location opened in Auburn University in Alabama and restaurants in Puerto Rico, Tyler, TX and Overland Park, KS are slated to open this spring.

Salsarita's is currently looking for qualified candidates with food service, operations or real estate experience to join its team as area representatives, area developers or single-unit franchisees. The company's comprehensive training and support program includes a three-week Burrito Boot Camp at the corporate headquarters, pre- and post-grand opening on-site support and ongoing business coaching.

About Salsarita's Fresh Cantina
Founded in 2000, Salsarita's Fresh Cantina is one of the fastest-growing Mexican fast-casual Mexican restaurant chains, recognized for its people, food and world-class hospitality. Customers can create delicious made-to-order meals from a flavorful Mexican menu that offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tortilla-crusted pizzas and salads with a wide selection of meats, fresh vegetables and homemade salsas in lively, family-friendly environment. The company is currently closing in on its first hundred restaurants with the goal of opening 200 restaurants by the end of 2014. For general information, please visit or call 704-540-9447. For franchising information, please visit or call 866.61SALSA.

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