Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Announces Promotion of Ray Risley to Senior Vice President of Operations, Overseeing Del Frisco's Grille

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DFRG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Ray Risley to senior vice president of operations, overseeing Del Frisco's Grille, effective immediately. In his new role, Risley will oversee the operations of all Del Frisco's Grille locations across the country and will lead the management and growth of the concept.

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Risley has been with Del Frisco's Restaurant Group for over 17 years and was a member of the team that developed the Grille concept at the outset. He most recently served as vice president of operations for Sullivan's Steakhouse. Risley also previously served as the opening regional manager for the first Del Frisco's Grille restaurants, located in New York and Dallas.

"Ray is a proven leader and a well-respected operator and we are thrilled to announce his promotion to lead Del Frisco's Grille," said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group. "Ray's deep knowledge of Del Frisco's Grille coupled with his stellar track record makes him the perfect fit for the position and we are confident his insight and leadership will add tremendous value as we continue to push forward our strategic plan for the Grille."

Del Frisco's Grille is a vibrant upscale-casual eatery and features creative twists on classic American comfort foods. The 'anytime eats' dining destination serves lunch, brunch and dinner with an array of approachable menu items, featuring the freshest ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Del Frisco's Grille is known for its signature shareable appetizers, daily chef-inspired features, fresh seafood and prime, wet-aged steaks.

About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.

Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. is a collection of 52 restaurants across 22 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.

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