Michael P. O'Donnell

Executive Chairman at Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc

Mr. O’Donnell has served as Executive Chairman since August 2018, was Chairman of the Board from October 2010 to August 2018, was a director and Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 to August 2018 and was President from August 2008 – July 2016. Mr. O’Donnell has spent more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, having been most recently Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Champps Entertainment, Inc. from March 2005 until the company was sold in 2007. Prior to that, Mr. O’Donnell served in several leadership positions in the restaurant industry, including President and Chief Executive Officer of New Business and President of Roy’s for Outback Steakhouse, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Miller’s Ale House, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ground Round Restaurants, Inc. and key operation positions with T.G.I. Friday’s and Pizza Hut. Mr. O’Donnell currently serves as a director with Hickory Tavern and as a member of the Rollins College Board of Trustees. During the previous five years, Mr. O’Donnell also served as a director of Sbarro, Inc. and Cosi, Inc. and Logan’s Roadhouse.


  • Executive Chairman

    Current role

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