Del Frisco's Grille Wins Prized "Hot Concept" Designation from Nation's Restaurant News Top Publication for the Foodservice Industry Names Del Frisco's Grille One of 2012's Four "Hot Concepts," Recognizing its Creative Cuisine, Social Atmosphere and High Standard of Hospitality

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce that the company's newest offering, Del Frisco's Grille, has been named one of this year's "Hot Concepts" by Nation's Restaurant News.  Del Frisco's Grille serves contemporary American cuisine and features an approachable menu, a vibrant atmosphere, an expansive wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and genuine hospitality.  Nation's Restaurant News' 18th annual Hot Concepts Awards recognize four emerging companies showing innovation, bold tactics and tremendous potential for growth.

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"We are thrilled to be honored as a Hot Concept by Nation's Restaurant News, an award we deem very prestigious in the foodservice industry," said Mednansky.  "We built Del Frisco's Grille to feel modern, inviting, stylish and fun for our guests, and I think the editors at Nation's Restaurant News saw those qualities come together in a unique way at our restaurant.  This award is a tremendous honor and a strong validation of the Del Frisco's Grille concept, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum."

Del Frisco's Grille is rapidly expanding.  The newest Grille opened on July 14 on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. and the next Grille will open in October in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood.  Del Frisco's Grille opened in The Esplanade in Phoenix on June 9, preceded by the first two Grilles last year in Manhattan at Rockefeller Center and in Dallas' Uptown neighborhood.  At approximately 7,500 square feet, Del Frisco's Grille works well as a stand-alone restaurant and also has potential as a restaurant within a hotel. 

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group -- the leading steakhouse company in the country -- owns and operates more than 30 restaurants across the country, including the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan's Steakhouse brands.  The Del Frisco's team created Del Frisco's Grille as a nimble third brand for the company, presenting a varied menu of easy-to-share dishes such as wood oven-baked flatbreads and hearty salads, while carrying over the Del Frisco's hallmarks of quality foods, excellent preparations and a lively, fun environment marked by genuine hospitality. 

For guests, the varied menu means digging into signature dishes such as Ahi Tacos and Cheesesteak Egg Rolls.  For traditionalists, the Grille serves prime steak, and the diverse, 500-selection wine list is much more extensive than those found in the typical bar and grill.  Other favorites at the Grille include imaginative and memorable cocktails like The Kilt Lifter, Apt. 5D, and shots on tap.  Guests can enjoy these at the restaurant's energetic bar, a destination its own right. 

About Del Frisco's Grille
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 menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage and tone for an amazing dining experience.  Del Frisco's Grille is proudly set in the tradition of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, providing guests with a familiar, yet exciting atmosphere, fresh, approachable fare and genuine hospitality.  Del Frisco's Grille is located center stage in Rockefeller Center, in Dallas' trendy Uptown district, in The Esplanade – the main of shopping and nightlife area in Phoenix, and in the heart of Washington DC.

About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
Based in Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 30 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco's Grille and Sullivan's Steakhouse.  Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless chef-driven 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 provides a complete night out on the town – with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, a hand-selected award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof. 

Contact: Casey Shaughnessy
Glodow Nead Communications
415-394-6500, ext. 212 

SOURCE Del Frisco's Restaurant Group



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