SOURCE: EthicsPoint

January 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Selects EthicsPoint for Hotline/Helpline and Issue and Event Management Solution

Popular Restaurant Company Deploys EthicsPoint to Offer Hotline/Helpline System to Employees and to Increase Organizational Management of Risk and Compliance Issues

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - EthicsPoint, Inc. announced today that Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH), a full-service restaurant concept, has chosen EthicsPoint's Issue and Event Manager to help manage its current human resources, governance, and compliance initiatives. Assuring that all employee issues are consistently managed, regardless of whether they arise through the employee helpline, support center team, or regional management structure, supports the Texas Roadhouse goal to improve employee relations and better manage the challenges associated with operating over 280 locations in 44 states.

"The EthicsPoint system will allow us to mitigate risks throughout the company and unify the reporting process across all departments, ensuring that reported issues receive effective and consistent resolution," said Mark Simpson, senior director of Legendary People at Texas Roadhouse.

"Texas Roadhouse is one of over a hundred hospitality brands that have chosen EthicsPoint," said Stephen Molen, senior account manager to the hospitality market for EthicsPoint. "Clients who use our reporting system and on-demand Issue and Event Management application are looking for improved data intake and awareness, as well as flexible workflow templates that relate to the issues that challenge the restaurant and hospitality business."

EthicsPoint's application is delivered as Software-as-a-Service and is designed to support a wide variety of industries and disciplines. EthicsPoint's multi-tenant structure provides a single system for capturing, managing, and resolving a wide variety of incidents. The result is the opportunity to better confront risks and the ability to effectively integrate Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) activities into one cohesive initiative.

About Texas Roadhouse

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. In just 14 years, the company has grown to more than 280 locations in 44 states. In 2006, readers of a national magazine voted Texas Roadhouse as the top concept in the Pub/Grill category, and Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies. For more information visit www.texasroadhouse.com.

About EthicsPoint

EthicsPoint is a market leader in business process optimization for Issue, Event, and Loss Management. We provide a robust, on-demand workflow solution that leverages our industry-leading global hotline and report management system. Our solution can cost-efficiently integrate detached, localized activities or provide immediate point solution benefits. The EthicsPoint solution is used by over 1,700 clients in a variety of industries to incorporate compliance initiatives and business process management via a "pay as you grow," Software-as-a-Service delivery model. For more information visit www.ethicspoint.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact for Texas Roadhouse, Inc.:
    Travis Doster
    Director of Public Relations
    Texas Roadhouse, Inc.
    (502) 638-5457

    Contact for EthicsPoint, Inc.:
    Robin R. Carter
    Director of Marketing Communications
    EthicsPoint, Inc.
    (503) 726-2272