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.
Grilled Chicken Salad
GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
This Texas Roadhouse salad contains crisp cold greens, strips of marinated chicken, jack cheese, egg, tomato, bacon, red onions, and croutons. Served with your choice of made from scratch dressings. To create this restaurant dish at home, marinate your chicken breasts in your favorite bottled marinade and cook quickly on a George Foreman grill. Add the other ingredients listed above. (See sidebar for homemade salad dressing recipes.)
CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD
There are so many great Caesar salad kits in the supermarket these days so just grab one and top it with some grilled chicken.