Gerard J. Hart has served as a member of the Board of Managers of Portillo’s since 2016 and is a member of the compensation committee. Mr. Hart most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Torchy’s Tacos, a high-growth, fastcasual restaurant chain. He retired from this position as of November 2021, after holding it since 2018. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of California Pizza Kitchen and Texas Roadhouse. Mr. Hart led the expansion of Texas Roadhouse from 60 to 450 locations. He has relevant experience in high growth restaurant chain management.