It was not immediately clear in court documents why there was a weeks-long delay between the incident and when Zapp was booked into the Travis County Jail. A judge signed the affidavit on March 29.
Zapp posted bail and was released on April 23, records showed.
Zapp opened the original Chuy's in Austin with Mike Young in 1982 on Barton Springs Road. There are now Chuy’s restaurants across the country in 19 different states.
Zapp became co-chairman of the Chuy's board of directors in 2013 and is now listed as "chairman," according to the restaurant's website.
When reached by phone, Zapp said he would ask his attorney to send a statement.