Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Names Edie Ames
as New Chief Operating Officer
June 01, 2010 10:51 AM Eastern Daylight Time
HOUSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The award-winning Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, parent
company to Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan's Steakhouse, welcomes Edie Ames as the new
Chief Operating Officer, announced Mark S. Mednansky, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Chief Executive Officer.
Ames brings more than 30 years of restaurant industry experience to her new role as COO. Previously, she served
as the President for Morton’s The Steakhouse, where she successfully led a global staff of more than 4,500
employees. Prior to her role at Morton’s, Ames held the positions of Regional Director of Operations and Regional
Vice President of Operations and Training for California Pizza Kitchen.
“We are thrilled to welcome such an extraordinary talent to the Del Frisco’s Group family. Edie brings a storied
history of success, wealth of industry knowledge and a passion for taking exceptional care of both employees and
guests,” said Mednansky. “We are staged for future growth to add to our 20 Sullivan’s and eight Del Frisco’s
locations nationwide. The addition of Edie will be a tremendous asset as we continue to successfully grow our award
As Chief Operating Officer for the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Ames will be responsible for providing engaged
leadership for both the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse brands, while closely
working alongside the Chief Executive, Executive Management Team, and the entire DFRG team. Ames is key in
directing the company toward achieving its primary organizational objectives.
Ames said: “Del Frisco's and Sullivan's have long been known for delivering the finest quality and genuine hospitality.
I am truly honored to be working with Mark and the entire team to continue to grow these amazing brands.”
Ames graduated with honors from the College of Dupage in 1986 and is a cer