Fiesta Restaurant Group appoints N.K. Tripathy to its Board of Directors

– USA, TX –  Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) today announced the appointment of N.K. Tripathy to its Board of Directors, effective January 16, 2023.

Mr. Tripathy will also join the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

“Trip’s deep financial and accounting expertise and leadership experiences as CEO, CFO and COO of a number of leading retail and consumer products organizations, make him a strong addition for our Board. Additionally, given Trip’s extensive Florida and Miami connections, he is keenly aware of our brand’s strong presence and importance in the region,” said Board Chair, Stacey Rauch.

About Nirmal Kumar Tripathy

Mr. Tripathy currently serves as a Principal at Kaufman Rossin, a Miami-based firm providing accounting and other business advisory services, in its C-Suite and Board Advisory practice. Previously, Mr. Tripathy served as CFO of The Limited and as Corporate CFO of The TJX Companies. Mr. Tripathy also served as President of Macy’s $2 billion Florida business, CSO of Yildiz, owner of Godiva Chocolatier and McVitie’s UK, and CEO of its US-based business, Pladis Americas.

Mr. Tripathy is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Texas Christian University. Mr. Tripathy currently is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County, and is a Board Member and past Chair of the Neeley Board of Advisors at Texas Christian University’s business school.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates, and franchises the Pollo Tropical restaurant brand and before August 16, 2021, owned, operated, and franchised the Taco Cabana restaurant brand. The brands specialize in the operation of fast casual/quick service restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature fresh-made cooking, drive-thru service, and catering.

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