Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Appoints Kathy Widmer to Board of Directors

  Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Appoints Kathy Widmer to Board of Directors

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- June 28, 2013

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXRH) announced today that Kathy Widmer has
accepted a position on the company’s Board of Directors. This increases the
size of the board from six to seven members.

Ms. Widmer is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer of Elizabeth Arden, Inc., where she is responsible for the global
growth strategy and marketing execution of the Elizabeth Arden Brand as well
as the company’s extensive portfolio of fragrances.

Kent Taylor, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, commented,
“Kathy brings a wealth of global marketing experience and knowledge to our
board. We are so pleased that she has joined the Texas Roadhouse family.”

Prior to joining Elizabeth Arden, Ms. Widmer spent 21 years with Johnson &
Johnson where she held numerous marketing management positions within the
consumer group of companies, including Vice President of Marketing for
over-the-counter drugs.

Ms. Widmer is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and
served for 5 years as a U.S. Army officer. She held positions of increasing
responsibility in the Field Artillery, reaching the rank of Captain and
Battery Commander of a 400-soldier training unit at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Ms. Widmer joins Martin Hart, Gregory Moore, James Parker, James Ramsey, Kent
Taylor, and James Zarley on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. Texas
Roadhouse has grown to more than 400 locations in 48 states. The company is
famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and
its lively atmosphere. In 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as
one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked "Best
Value" by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit


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