Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Secondary Public Offering of Common Stock and Exercise of Option to Purchase

Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Announces Completion of Secondary Public Offering of
Common Stock and Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chuy's Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CHUY) today announced the successful completion of a secondary public
offering of 5,175,000 shares of the Company's common stock at a price of
$25.00 per share, which included 675,000 shares sold pursuant to the full
exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares. All of the
shares were offered by certain existing shareholders of the Company. The
issuance and sale of the shares closed on January 30, 2013.

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

A registration statement relating to shares of the common stock of Chuy's
Holdings, Inc. was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC") on January 24, 2013. A final prospectus relating to the
offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website at
http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus may also be obtained from:
Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department,
520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by email at
Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, 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 syndicate@rwbaird.com or by
telephone at (800) 792-2413.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy, nor may 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
         (203) 682-8261
         investors@chuys.com
 
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