Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc., a diversified restaurant company, operates a portfolio of restaurants in the United States. The company operates three restaurants under the Joe's Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern + Tap, and Romano's Macaroni Grill brands. Its restaurant offers a range of food and beverages. As of December 29, 2014, the company owned and operated 139 Joe's Crab Shacks, 21 Brick House Tavern + Taps, and 153 Romano's Macaroni Grills in 36 states. It also franchises 26 Macaroni Grills in 4 states and 10 international markets. The company was formerly known as Joe's Crab Shack Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. in July 2009. Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.