IGNITE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC., is a diversified restaurant company. The Company operates three restaurant brands, Joe's Crab Shack (Joe's), Brick House Tavern + Tap (Brick House) and Romano's Macaroni Grill (Macaroni Grill). Each of its restaurant brands offers food and beverages. As of December 30, 2013, the Company owned and operated 136 Joe's Crab Shacks, 20 Brick House Tavern plus Taps and 179 Romano's Macaroni Grills in 36 states. The Company also franchise 24 Macaroni Grills in 4 states and 10 international markets. As of April, 9, 2013, through the acquisition of Macaroni Grill the company holds 186 company-owned and 12 franchised restaurants across 36 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 12 additional franchised units throughout 9 foreign countries.