Texas Roadhouse, which was recently named the #1 Steak House in America by Nation’s Restaurant News, is unlike any other restaurant. For 20 years, Texas Roadhouse has served hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. Upon entering a Texas Roadhouse, guests are greeted by the sounds of upbeat country music playing from the jukebox, the smell of fresh-baked bread, the sight of steaks cooking on an open grill, and the taste of legendary margaritas or ice-cold beer. Every restaurant has an onsite Meat Cutter who hand cuts each steak that is served. The company also employs bakers who are responsible for making the company’s yeast rolls from scratch. This world-famous bread, along with homemade honey cinnamon butter, is served piping hot to guests as they are seated. The menu also features chicken and seafood selections as well as several salads and burgers. All of the entrees and side items are based on proprietary recipes and are made-from-scratch, including the dressings, croutons, and bacon bits.
The company tops it off with a focus on taking care of employees. “Happy employees make happy guests,” says founder and CEO Kent Taylor.