Rick's Cabaret New York names Jose "Joey" Lopez as executive chef at its steakhouse


New York City -- (June 24, 2013) -- Leading gentlemen's club Ricks's Cabaret New York has named Jose "Joey" Lopez as Executive Chef. He will direct the dining operations of the three-story, upscale establishment at 50 West 33rd Street that has been called "the #1 strip club in New York City." The club is part of the Rick's Cabaret International, Inc. (NasdaqGM:RICK) group of gentlemen's clubs.

Chef Lopez is an alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in San Francisco, and his love for food is expressed in his mastery of many techniques and ethnic styles.

He started his career at the famous Carnelian Room in San Francisco, moved to New York City where he perfected his art at the Tanuki Tavern, then showed his versatility at Gastro Bar 35 in the Wyndham Hotel and later at the Eventi Hotel in Chelsea.

"The opportunity to work with Rick's Cabaret is terrific because I will get to do several different dining experiences in addition to the traditional steakhouse on the second floor and to create a new tapas menu for the main cabaret on the first floor," said Chef Lopez. "It's the best of both worlds."

Ricks's Cabaret New York is located across from the Empire State Building and one block from Madison Square Garden. Popular with business professionals and an upscale clientele, it has also become a tourist destination because of its beautiful entertainers, relaxing ambiance and warm hospitality.

About Rick’s Cabaret: Subsidiaries of Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RICK) own upscale adult nightclubs serving primarily businessmen and professionals that offer live entertainment, dining and bar operations. Nightclubs called "Rick's Cabaret," "XTC Cabaret," “Club Onyx” and “Tootsie’s Cabaret” and other brand names are located in New York City, Miami, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and other cities. Sexual contact is not permitted at any locations. A subsidiary of Rick’s Cabaret also owns a media division, ED Publications. Rick’s Cabaret common stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol RICK. For further information contact or visit Facebook:

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