WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. (Nasdaq:STAR) (the "Company") announced today that Anthony Bergamo has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, replacing Guy Adams, who resigned from the position to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Bergamo will serve out the remainder of Mr. Adam's term which runs through the 2004 annual meeting.

Mr. Bergamo was one of three potential director nominees selected by the Nominating Committee of the Board, all of whom satisfied the definition of "independent director" pursuant to the Company's Amended and Restated By-Laws. Mr. Adams recommended Mr. Bergamo as his successor from among these nominees and the Board subsequently approved this selection.

"We are pleased to welcome Tony to the Board and are confident that his experience and insight will prove to be invaluable assets as we continue to grow the Company," said Clark Mandigo, Chairman of the Board. "We attribute Lone Star's long-term success largely to the Company's strong leadership and believe that Tony will help us maintain this tradition."

Anthony Bergamo has a demonstrated history of effective leadership and management in the hospitality, entertainment, retail, financial and charitable communities, and is currently the Managing Director of the Milstein Hotel Group. Mr. Bergamo is also the Founder and Chairman of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Niagara Falls Redevelopment, Ltd. Additionally, he is an independent consultant to M B Real Estate and is a Director of Dime Community Bancorp.

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. owns and operates a chain of 249 domestic and 25 international Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon restaurants. The Company also owns and operates 5 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak Houses and 15 Sullivan's Steakhouses.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the Company believes the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein, including the development plans of the Company, are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate, and therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements contained in the press release will prove to be accurate. In light of significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements included herein, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the objectives and plans of the Company will be achieved.

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
for Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc.
Robert Solomon
(212)-843-8050