Mexican Restaurants has announced a second authorisation to repurchase shares of its common stock under a stock repurchase programme. The company's board of directors authorised management to implement a limited stock repurchase programme in a manner permitted under its bank financing agreement. Under this programme it may purchase from time to time up to a total of US$250,000 of its outstanding common stock. Any shares acquired would be held for general corporate purposes, including the offset of the dilutive effect on shareholders from the exercise of stock options under Mexican Restaurants' stock benefit plans.