Texas Roadhouse, Inc. operates a chain of casual-dining restaurants catering to blue-collar families, offering a menu of steak, chicken, side dishes, and made-from-scratch rolls. Texas Roadhouse operates 182 restaurants in 34 states. The company's restaurants feature a southwestern décor, hand-painted murals, neon signs, and jukeboxes, offering patrons a free, unlimited supply of peanuts and inexpensive entrées. The per guest check average is $13.53, roughly two-thirds less than the per guest check average of the company's largest competitor, Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Texas Roadhouse targets secondary markets for expansion, preferring communities with populations above 60,000 and a high concentration of working-class families. The company is controlled by its founder and chairman, W. Kent Taylor, who owns approximately 60 percent of Texas Roadhouse stock.
Orange Cilantro Chicken Marinade
ORANGE CILANTRO CHICKEN
Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 an orange, juiced
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 jalapeno fresh, seeds removed
Blend all ingredients in the blender for 30 seconds or until almost smooth.
Place fish in bowl or large baggie and pour marinade over. Make sure the marinade coats the fish or chicken completely. If using chicken, spear with a fork several times to allow marinade to penetrate.
Leave in the refrigerator overnight. When it's ready, bake or grill fish until it is no longer translucent and is flaky. Bake or grill chicken until it reaches 170 degrees.