Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Mourns the Passing of Board Member Doug Schmick

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chuy’s Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CHUY) (the “Company”) today, along with family and friends, mourn the passing of Doug Schmick, a member of the Company’s board of directors. 

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague,” said Steve Hislop, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. "Doug has provided unmeasurable spirit and insight to the entire Chuy’s team as a member of our board, and his wisdom and thoughtfulness will be greatly missed. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family."

Mr. Schmick, who joined the Company’s board in April of 2013, chaired the Compensation Committee and was also a member of the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee.  The Company will conduct a search for a replacement member to its board of directors and expects to announce a new board member during this calendar year.

About Chuy's
Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy's owns and operates 75 full-service restaurants across 15 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

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release that are not historical facts, including, without limitation, those relating to our search for a replacement board member, and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the management of the Company. Actual results may vary materially from those contained in forward-looking statements based on a number of factors disclosed from time to time in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors should take such risks into account when making investment decisions. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Investor Relations Contact:
Fitzhugh Taylor
(203) 682-8261 

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