Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Appoints Douglas L. Schmick to Board of Directors

Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Appoints Douglas L. Schmick to Board of Directors

AUSTIN, Texas, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chuy's Holdings Inc.
(Nasdaq:CHUY) today announced that Douglas L. Schmick has been appointed as an
independent member of its Board of Directors, effective April 25, 2013. Mr.
Schmick was also appointed to the Compensation Committee and Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

Joe Ferreira, Chairman of Chuy's Holdings, stated, "As a co-founder of
McCormick & Schmick's, a pioneer in providing differentiated, fresh offerings
in a casual dining setting, we consider Doug one of the true innovators in the
restaurant industry and an ideal addition to the Chuy's board. His operational
and business development experience, coupled with his vision for the industry
will make him an invaluable asset to our entire organization. On behalf of our
entire team, we would like to welcome Doug to the Chuy's board."

Mr. Schmick is a highly respected executive with 40 years of experience in the
upscale casual dining segment as a co-founder of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
Restaurants in 1972. He served on McCormick & Schmick's Board of Directors
beginning in 2001 and was appointed Chairman in 2004. He also served as Chief
Executive Officer of McCormick & Schmick's from 1974 through 1999, and again
from 2007 through 2009. He currently serves on Cheesecake Factory's Board of
Directors as a member of the Audit Committee.

About Chuy's

Founded in Austin, Texas in 1982, Chuy's owns and operates 42 full-service
restaurants across nine 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
         Fitzhugh Taylor
         203-682-8261
         investors@chuys.com
 
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