Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Names Jeff Carcara as Chief Operating Officer
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Del Frisco's Restaurant
Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DFRG), the owner and operator of the Del Frisco's Double
Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille restaurant
concepts, today announced that Jeff Carcara has been named Chief Operating
An accomplished leader in restaurant operations, Mr. Carcara brings to DFRG
extensive experience and a proven track record in building and leading
successful teams, implementing innovative changes while preserving culture and
overseeing disciplined, yet aggressive, growth.He has held positions with
increasing responsibility with some of the restaurant industry's finest
companies such as Hillstone Restaurant Group and Darden Restaurants.
"We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Carcara will be joining our team,"
said Mark S. Mednansky, Chief Executive Officer of Del Frisco's Restaurant
Group, Inc."There was considerable interest in this opportunity, and it was
critical that we seek out someone who truly met all of our qualification
criteria. Jeff's passion for developing an engaged passionate team, proven
record of success, and ability to guide those teams through periods of strong
growth makes him an ideal fit for DFRG as we build out 'next generation'
full-service dining concepts."
Most recently, Mr. Carcara served as senior director of operations for Seasons
52®, a growing concept within Darden's Specialty Restaurant Group.While at
Darden, he was responsible for the operations and financial results of the
Seasons 52® concept, lead a team of direct reports including five regional
directors, designed a highly effective opening and training process, and
created a talent management program. Prior to rejoining Darden in 2004, from
2003 to 2004, he served as corporate director of food and beverage for the
Kessler Collection Hotels, where he led implementation of department upgrades,
re-branded and created several hotel restaurants, and implemented a nationwide
purchasing program. Earlier in his career, Mr. Carcara progressed rapidly
though the Houston's system (part of the Hillstone Restaurant Group) and
worked at Darden's Bahama Breeze restaurant concept.
"Being invited to join Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a once in a lifetime
opportunity," said Mr. Jeff Carcara. "I am delighted to be here and look
forward to contributing to the Company's ongoing success and development."
Mr. Carcara received a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management
from the University of Central Florida, completed Level 1 certification from
the Court of Master Sommeliers, and was selected to participate in the
Executive Leadership Excellence Program at Rollins College in Winter Park,
About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
Based in Southlake, TX, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group owns and operates three
contemporary, high-end, complementary restaurant concepts: Del Frisco's Double
Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille. The Company
currently operates 34 restaurants across 20 states. Each of its three concepts
offers steaks and other menu selections, such as chops and fresh seafood,
complemented by an extensive wine selection.
For further information about our restaurants, to make reservations, or to
purchase gift cards, please visit: www.DelFriscos.com,
www.SullivansSteakhouse.com, and www.DelFriscosGrille.com. For more
information about Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc., please visit
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