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November 17th, 2014

Top 100 Places To Work in DFW

The Dallas Morning News

<p> </p> <p>Top 100: No. 3 Midsize Company | Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc.</p> <p>A cut above</p> <p>The specials at Del Frisco’s: attentive managers and generous benefits</p> <p>By Cheryl Hall | Staff Writer</p> <p>Photos by Tom Fox | Staff Photographer</p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc.</p> <p>Founded: 1993</p> <p>Sector: Restaurants</p> <p>Headquarters: Southlake</p> <p>D/FW locations: 6</p> <p>D/FW employees: 368</p> <p>Website: www.delfriscos.com</p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco’s apparently has no trouble balancing three separate food groups.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Southlake restaurant company is pulling in prestigious industry awards for its hot new concept, Del Frisco’s Grille, while powering ahead with its Sullivan’s Steakhouses and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses.</p> <p> </p> <p>Employees told us time and again that managers at Del Frisco’s do a great job in showing them the love. When asked what makes Del Frisco’s so special, employees said: My manager cares about my concerns.</p> <p> </p> <p>That placed Del Frisco’s third among Top 100 midsize companies.</p> <p> </p> <p>“It’s an open-door policy,” one employee said. “We have the genuine opportunity to speak freely. They know that as a group we can accomplish what it takes.”</p> <p> </p> <p>“If I have personal issues, they listen and assist me,” said another. “They walk me through any day-to-day challenges.”</p> <p> </p> <p>A full-time employee at Del Frisco is one who works an average of 25 hours a week — five hours fewer than the government’s definition of 30. The company provides medical benefits to full-timers 60 days after they are hired.</p> <p> </p> <p>The company fully covers the cost of medical coverage to its salaried managers. General managers and executive chefs get their families insured as well.</p> <p> </p> <p>It offers employees a 401(k) with a 50 percent match, deferred compensation with a 50 percent match, a full range of health and disability insurance, and tuition reimbursement for specialized certifications.</p> <p>Advertisement</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Employees say they love Del Frisco’s because:</p> <p> </p> <p>“For 14 years, I have been part of something amazing. My CEO, as well as my other leaders, value opinions and truly listen to everyone in our company. I don’t know how often one can find that.”</p> <p> </p> <p>“I have met so many amazing people. It’s like a second family!”</p> <p> </p> <p>“I love working at Del Frisco’s because of the dedication, passion and commitment to excellence that our team has from the top to the bottom.”</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://res.dallasnews.com/interactives/top100/delfriscos/">View Article</a></strong></p>
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November 4th, 2014

Del Frisco's Grille Opening in Pasadena in December 2014 & Is Hiring Qualified Applicants

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

<p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><em><span> </span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormal" align="center"><em><span>The Modern American Restaurant Will Host a Hiring Fair in South Pasadena from November 5- December 5</span></em></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"> <strong> </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle">WHAT:<span>   </span>Del Frisco’s Grille is expanding with its third Southern California location in historic South Pasadena located at 55 South Lake St. Pasadena, CA 91101. Opening to the public in December, the restaurant will be hiring more than 150 personable, determined and professional people for positions in the front and back of the house.  Available positions include servers, bartenders, hosts, hostesses, bussers, line, preps, broiler cooks, dishwashers and receivers. </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle">Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which owns Del Frisco’s Grille, offers benefits that are unheard of in the restaurant industry. This includes an excellent compensation package; 401k retirement savings plan that has attractive matching contributions for both management and hourly employees; comprehensive medical, dental and vision; domestic partner coverage; and management eligibility upon hire.</p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle">WHEN:<span>   Hiring fair will take place Nov. 5 - Dec. 5, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle">WHERE:    Hiring Office - <span>800 E Colorado Blvd Suite 550, Pasadena, CA 5<sup>th</sup> Floor</span></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"> </p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpLast"><a href="TO APPLY: http:/jobs.dfrg.com/"><strong><span>TO APPLY:  </span></strong><span><span>http://jobs.dfrg.com/</span></span></a></p> <p class="MsoNormalCxSpLast"> </p> <p><span>About <span class="xn-person">Del Frisco</span>'s Grill</span><span class="xn-person"><strong><span>e</span></strong></span><span class="xn-person"><span><br /> </span></span><span>Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco's Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.  There are 15 Del Frisco’s Grilles across the country with three in Southern California by the end of 2014.  It is the proud winner of the 2012 Hot Concepts Award presented annually by Nation’s Restaurant News. <span class="xn-person">For more information, visit </span></span><a href="http://delfriscosgrille.com/"><span>http://delfriscosgrille.com</span></a><span class="xn-person"><span>. </span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>About <span class="xn-person">Del Frisco</span>'s Restaurant Group</span><span><br /> </span><span>Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) is a collection of more than 40 restaurants across 20 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. For more information, visit </span><strong><a href="http://dfrg.com/">http://dfrg.com</a>. </strong></p>
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November 3rd, 2014

Del Frisco’s Grille Opening at The Shops at Legacy in May 2015

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

<p> </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Grille Opening at The Shops at Legacy in May 2015 and </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Relocating to Uptown Dallas’ Epicenter in 2016</p> <p> </p> <p>Dallas, Texas - (October 30, 2014)- Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (DFRG), announced today it will open its fourth Del Frisco’s Grille in North Texas at The Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, in summer 2015. The company also announced it will relocate its Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House from North Dallas to McKinney & Olive in Dallas’ Uptown, as part of the luxury, 20-story, 530,000-square-foot office and retail tower designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli, next to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, in 2016.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is the perfect fit for McKinney & Olive because it has a stellar reputation, amazing service and terrific food,” said John Zogg, managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “This flagship restaurant – featuring a two-story design with spacious patios and huge glass windows overlooking the plaza – will be in keeping with Uptown’s energetic, street-friendly vibe.” </p> <p> </p> <p>Since Del Frisco’s Grille’s Dallas debut in December 2011 on historic and trendy McKinney Avenue in Uptown, they have opened 15 locations in top cultural districts from Santa Monica’s Pier to New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Del Frisco’s Grille will offer a stylish and fun dining experience to the already vibrant destination with its inviting and alluring atmosphere offering creative twists on classic comfort food with fresh regional ingredients and local flair. Del Frisco’s Grille offers every day dining and weekend brunch with sharable sides like crowd-favorites Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Ahi Tacos, fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, prime steaks and fresh seafood, handcrafted cocktails, decadent desserts, craft beers and an eclectic wine list.</p> <p> </p> <p>The Del Frisco’s Grille at The Shops of Legacy in Plano will seat over 200 guests with indoor and outdoor seating. It will be the fourth Grille in the North Texas market. </p> <p> </p> <p>“Following the incredible opening of Del Frisco’s Grille at Southlake Town Square last year, we are thrilled that Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has selected another Retail Properties of America (RPAI) center for their newest location,” said Jason Kasal, vice president and senior leasing director, south region. “This operator (DFRG), and their Grille concept, is a perfect fit for The Shops at Legacy.” </p> <p> </p> <p>The new Del Frisco’s Grille is only one item on a list of exciting changes to come. The Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in North Dallas, on Spring Valley Road and the Dallas North Tollway, which opened in 1994, will be moving to the epicenter of Uptown and Downtown Dallas. In 2016, you can expect to enjoy the same rich heritage and tradition of Del Frisco’s high quality steaks and fresh seafood, warm, genuine hospitality, and excellent service while enjoying sweeping views of Uptown’s business, luxury shopping, arts and entertainment district and outdoor piazza. </p> <p> </p> <p>An attractive outdoor feature of McKinney & Olive will be a one-acre gathering space designed by Jim Burnett, landscape architect of Klyde Warren Park.</p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Dallas will continue to serve guests as it has proudly for 20 years from its current location in North Dallas until the new restaurant is completed in 2016. </p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group’s CEO Mark S. Mednansky said, “Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group loves making its home in North Texas. We are invested in these communities and the guests we serve from a social, business and philanthropic standpoint.  It's these guests over many years that have it made it possible to keep growing and expanding the brand today.  The move from North Dallas to Uptown for the Double Eagle is all about evolving the brand and showcasing more options and modern amenities while still sticking to the concept’s rich heritage and tradition.”</p> <p> </p> <p>Imagine dining on USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood created by Star Chef David Holben accompanied by an extensive, award-winning wine list and menu with decadent sides and desserts like Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Lemon Doberge Cake. Sip on VIP Martinis in a contemporary, see and be seen atmosphere, all within walking distance of the Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park, luxury shopping and the number one downtown skyline in the U.S., according to USA Today readers in a recent September 2014 poll.</p> <p> </p> <p>About Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House</p> <p>No one does steak like Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.  An American culinary institution, Del Frisco’s serves up flawless cuisine that’s bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re the boss.  Offering prime steak, fresh-off-the-boat seafood and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco’s is an exceptional steak house, unparalleled in any city.</p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House has been recognized nationally and has received the DiRoNA Award for Distinguished Restaurants of North America; Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame; Restaurants and Institutions’ Ivy Award; and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its extensive wine list.</p> <p> </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is owned by Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG), which is based in Southlake, Texas.  For more information, please visit http://delfriscos.com/. </p> <p> </p> <p>About Del Frisco's Grille </p> <p>Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco's Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out. Del Frisco’s Grille has 14 locations. It is the proud winner of the 2012 Hot Concepts Award presented annually by Nation’s Restaurant News. Del Frisco’s Grille in Manhattan also won the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for Casual Dining, an award given by the NYC Association of Hotel Concierges to honor those who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.</p> <p> </p> <p>About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group</p> <p>Del Frisco's Grille is owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG). Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 40 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco's Grille, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. All of the restaurants create a seamless dining experience for savvy business and leisure travelers who regularly dine or entertain away from home.</p> <p> </p>
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June 3rd, 2014

Del Frisco's Grille Introduces Triple Treat

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

<p><strong>Del Frisco’s Grille Introduces Triple Treat </strong></p> <p><em>Spiked Milkshake + Sumptuous Burger + Classic Frites = “Happier” Version of an American Classic</em></p> <p>SOUTHLAKE, TX (June 3, 2014) – This summer, Del Frisco’s Grille is adding the new Triple Treat to its menu – an adult milkshake, opulent double patty burger and classic frites. Resembling a certain childhood favorite, this adult version of a classic combo meal will leave guests more than happy.</p> <p>The Triple Treat features the Grille’s Prime Cheeseburger – two flavorful patties made of a mouthwatering blend of USDA Prime short rib, brisket and chuck topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and sloppy sauce between a brioche bun. No burger meal would be complete without a fry component; Del Frisco’s Grille gives guests the choice of Original, Sea Salt and Parmesan or Sweet Potato Frites. The grand finale is the Adult Milkshake – named not only for its 21-and-over ingredients, but also for a level of decadence that the most mature of palates will appreciate: Nocello Walnut Liqueur, Crème de Cacao Chocolate Liqueur and vanilla ice cream.</p> <p>“American comfort classics are our wheelhouse, but we never miss an opportunity to add a fun and modern twist to familiar pairings with exceptional ingredients,” said Thomas Dristas, vice president and corporate executive chef of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group.</p> <p>Del Frisco’s Grille is committed to using ingredients of the upmost quality. While known for its superb quality of meat, serving USDA prime only, the Grille’s adult milkshake now shares the indulgent spotlight.</p> <p>“In a fast food nation, it is rare to find this old-time staple that isn’t frozen, fried and thrown through a drive-thru window,” explains Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. “The Triple Treat takes us back to being a kid and grabbing a bite with friends and family – but we've kicked it up with our must-have adult milkshake worth sacrificing the toy for.”</p> <p>Guests can enjoy this mouthwatering American staple, available June through August at Del Frisco’s Grille’s 12 locations nationwide.</p> <p>###</p> <p><strong>About Del Frisco's Grille</strong></p> <p>Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun. Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco's Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.  There are 11 Del Frisco’s Grilles across the country with the 12th location set to open June 14, 2014 in Burlington, Massachusetts.  It is the proud winner of the 2012 Hot Concepts Award presented annually by Nation’s Restaurant News. </p> <p>About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.</p> <p>Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) is a collection of 40 restaurants across 20 states and Washington, D.C., including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse, and Del Frisco's Grille. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss. Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great neighborhood place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.</p> <p> </p>
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March 20th, 2014

Del Frisco’s Grilles in Houston and Fort Worth Named to OpenTable’s List of the 100 Hottest Restaurants in the Country

Glodow Nead

<p><strong>Top 100 restaurants were distinguished by OpenTable, which analyzed 5 million reviews of 19,000 restaurants</strong></p> <p>SOUTHLAKE, Texas (March 20, 2014) —Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce that two restaurants in its portfolio have been named to OpenTable’s Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant list for 2014 in the United States.  Del Frisco’s Grilles in Houston and Fort Worth were honored as part of the prestigious user-generated ranking.  Based in Southlake, Texas, just outside Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a collection of 40 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco's Grille, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, and Sullivan's Steakhouse.</p> <p>The OpenTable Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant list is a result of the collective opinions of more than five million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable guests for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The list is part of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice ratings, which are compilations of member reviews organized into “Best Of” lists.  Diners’ Choice ratings only use feedback from guests who were “seated” for their reservation (as opposed to those who didn’t show), and the data is continuously refreshed for unbiased feedback. </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics.  In 2012, Del Frisco’s Grille was honored by Nation’s Restaurant News as the winner of the 18th annual Hot Concepts Award.  Fans of Del Frisco’s Grille flock to the restaurant for favorites like Ahi Tuna Tacos, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, hand-crafted flatbreads, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and prime steaks.  Even late-night revelers get up early for a decadent weekend brunch at the Grille that includes an out-of-this-world Red Velvet Belgian Waffle and Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs with Chorizo Gravy.</p> <p>With 300 selections from the Grille’s sleek “wine wall,” Del Frisco’s Grille offers a wide variety of choices that appeal to every palate from the adventurous to the traditional.  Del Frisco’s Wine Director, David O’Day, has carefully selected wines from established and up-and-coming regions in the world, creating an unparalleled and adventurous wine list, surprisingly more extensive than those found in a traditional bar and grill.</p> <p>“Having two restaurants earn a place on OpenTable’s Top 100 Hot Spot list is an incredible honor for the entire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group family,” said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.  “We pride ourselves on not being a ‘cookie cutter’ restaurant group, so Del Frisco’s Grilles in Houston and Fort Worth have diverse menus that reflect the local taste of each city.  We are grateful to our guests who use OpenTable for propelling us into the Top 100 list.” </p> <p>Del Frisco’s Grille in Houston is ideally located in the West Avenue retail center in the heart of the city’s River Oaks district.  Executive Chef Jeff Taylor has added market fresh, regional dishes to his menu, including Blackened Texas Gulf Redfish, Buffalo Style Grit Cakes and Cast Iron Pork & Beans.  Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 2800 Kirby Drive at Westheimer Road in Houston and the phone number is 832-623-6168.</p> <p>Just up the road in Fort Worth, the locals keep lining up for regional dishes like Stone Ground Grits with Cajun Lobster Sauce and Pepper Jack Tamales.  Del Frisco’s Grille in Fort Worth is adjacent to the popular Sundance Square Plaza, a 35-block retail and entertainment district in the heart of the city.  Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 154 E 3rd Street in Fort Worth and the phone number is 817-887-9900.</p> <p><strong>About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group</strong></p> <p>Del Frisco's Grille is owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG).  Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a collection of 40 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco's Grille, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, and Sullivan's Steakhouse.  Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss.  Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great place to wine and dine any night of the week - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof.  Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.  All of the restaurants create a seamless dining experience for savvy business and leisure travelers who regularly dine or entertain away from home.</p> <p><strong>About OpenTable</strong></p> <p>OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 27,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 400 million diners around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates toptable.com, a leading restaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom. </p> <p>###</p> <p>Media Contact: Casey Shaughnessy at Glodow Nead Communications; 415-394-6500, ext. 212 or Casey@glodownead.com</p> <p> </p>
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