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Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRG) & Share Our Strength to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRG), owner and operator of three restaurant brands: Joe's Crab Shack, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern + Tap, and Share Our Strength will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in honor of Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign this September. Through the program, thousands of restaurants and millions of consumers help raise critical funds to end childhood hunger in America.

In honor of the occasion, Bill Shore, Founder, Share Our Strength will ring the Opening Bell along with Ray Blanchette, CEO, Ignite Restaurant Group and Jim Mazany, President, Joe's Crab Shack.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, September 5, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Share Our Strength Media Contact:

Molly Parker
(615) 714-4664
mparker@strength.org

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRG):

Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:IRG) owns and operates over 300 restaurants throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Houston, Ignite's portfolio of restaurant concepts includes Joe's Crab Shack, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern + Tap. Each brand offers a variety of high-quality, chef-inspired food and beverages in a distinctive, casual, high-energy atmosphere. The company is also a franchisor for Macaroni Grill in locations in the U.S., U.S. territories and internationally. For more information on Ignite and its distinctive brands visit www.igniterestaurantgroup.com.

About Share Our Strength:

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

About NASDAQ OMX Group

NASDAQ OMX (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, NASDAQ OMX enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. NASDAQ OMX is home to more than 3,400 listed companies with a market value of over $8.5 trillion and more than 10,000 corporate clients. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.