Chuy’s Appoints Steve Hislop as Chairman and Jon Howie as a Director

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHUY) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Steve Hislop as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Hislop will also continue as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hislop replaces John Zapp as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Zapp resigned from the Board on May 9, 2018.

The Company also announced that the Board appointed Jon Howie, the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as a member of the Board to fill the existing vacancy.

Steve Hislop, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated “We are excited to welcome Jon to the Board. Jon has been a key contributor to the success of our business and his addition to the Board recognizes his importance to the future success of our Company. I believe the Board will greatly benefit from Jon’s valuable leadership and experience.”

The Company further announced that the Board intends to appoint a lead independent director in the near future.

About Chuy’s

Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy’s owns and operates 95 full-service restaurants across 19 states serving a distinct menu of authentic, made from scratch Tex-Mex inspired dishes. Chuy’s highly flavorful and freshly prepared fare is served in a fun, eclectic and irreverent atmosphere, while each location offers a unique, “unchained” look and feel, as expressed by the concept’s motto “If you’ve seen one Chuy’s, you’ve seen one Chuy’s!”. For further information about Chuy’s, including the nearest location, visit the Chuy’s website at

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Source: Chuy’s Holdings, Inc.