Del Friscos Restaurant Group Names Edie Ames As New Chief Operating Officer
- June, 1 2010
- Restaurant News Resource
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.
“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.”
“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 winning brands.”
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 certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.
About Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, LLC develops, owns and operates two contemporary, luxury boutique steakhouse concepts: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan's Steakhouse. Currently, the company operates 28 full-service restaurants and their NYC location is the highest grossing steakhouse in the country.
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