Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Commences Proposed Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock

Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Commences Proposed Secondary Public Offering of Common

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chuy's Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CHUY) announced today that it has commenced a proposed secondary
public offering of 4,500,000 shares of common stock. All shares will be
offered by certain existing shareholders. Certain selling shareholders also
granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 675,000
shares of common stock.

Jefferies and Baird are serving as joint book-running managers for the
proposed offering. KeyBanc Capital Markets, Raymond James and Stephens Inc.
are acting as co-managers for the proposed offering.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from: Jefferies &
Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison
Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by email at, or by telephone at (877) 547-6340; or
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate Department, 777 E.
Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202, by email at or by
telephone at (800) 792-2413.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the
SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor
may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement
becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or
a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Chuy's

Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy's owns and operates 40 full-service
restaurants across eight 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!"

CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
         Fitzhugh Taylor
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