Chevys Fresh Mex(R) Continues National Expansion

Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:00pm EDT

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Opens 4th San Jose Regional Location - Chevys Fresh Mex(R) to Open
                           in Market Center
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Chevys Fresh Mex(R), a leading full-service, national casual
Mexican restaurant chain, will open its newest location at 511 Coleman
Avenue, San Jose, California on Monday, June 23rd. The opening
represents the 96th restaurant nationwide.

   The originator of Fresh Mex(R), Chevys has a menu featuring fresh
and innovative Mexican dishes prepared from scratch using only the
freshest ingredients. From their award-winning chips and mesquite
grilled salsa, to their fresh tableside guacamole and seasonal fresh
fruit margaritas, Chevys Fresh Mex(R) is "Alarmingly Fresh." Chevys
features nine sizzling different fajitas and serves them with their
signature tortillas made by Chevys' trademark EL MACHINO(R), an
authentic cast iron comal, or griddle, that turns out piping-hot,
fresh tortillas for every guest.

   The atmosphere in the San Jose restaurant will be fun and festive
with a border cantina decor that includes brightly colored walls;
playful antique, Mexican vintage produce labels; starlight fixtures;
and slogans interspersed on walls throughout the restaurant that
showcase the personality of the restaurant.

   "Chevys will be a welcome addition for local dining choices. This
is a great opportunity to introduce the booming Market Center
community to Chevys Fresh Mex(R) cuisine and friendly, festive
hospitality that are hallmarks of our national reputation," says Fred
Wolfe, CEO of Chevys. "The Market Center restaurant will offer
appetizers, entrees, and drinks that are unique to Chevys and which
are not available at any other Mexican-style restaurants. We think
Chevys will be a welcome change-of-pace from the current casual dining
options available at Market Center."

   Chevys Market Center will be open for lunch and dinner from 11
am-10 pm. For more information please call: 916-773-2554 or visit

   About Chevys Fresh Mex(R)

   Chevys, Inc., is a leading independent Mexican restaurant chain in
the U.S., with 96 Chevys Fresh Mex(R) Restaurants nationwide. Chevys
originated the Fresh Mex(R) concept in Mexican cooking twenty years
ago. Fresh Mex(R) is a registered trademark of Chevys, Inc. For more
information about Chevys restaurants, please visit the company's
website at

   About Real Mex

   Headquartered in Cypress, California, Real Mex Restaurants is the
largest full-service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chain operator
in the United States with 154 restaurants in California and an
additional 33 company-owned restaurants in 13 other states. They
include 69 El Torito Restaurants, 68 company-owned Chevys Fresh Mex(R)
Restaurants, 32 Acapulco Mexican Restaurants, 10 El Torito Grill
Restaurants, the Las Brisas Restaurant in Laguna Beach, and several
regional restaurant concepts such as Who-Song and Larry's, Casa
Gallardo and El Paso Cantina. Real Mex Restaurants is committed to the
highest standards and is dedicated to serving the freshest Mexican
food with excellent service in a clean, comfortable and friendly
environment. For more information please visit the company's Web site

Real Mex Restaurants, Inc.
Julie Koenig, Vice President, Marketing, 562-346-1260
Rosemary Doody, Director of Marketing, 562-346-1255

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