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 Pork Chops
Double Chop. Size: Served with two sides. Fresh, hand cut boneless chops seasoned, grilled, and served with peppercorn sauce. The sauce is what really make this dish. Roast your garlic in the oven while the pork chops are marinating in your favorite blend. Then make the peppercorn sauce while the chops are grilling.
Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe
1 head of garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups white wine
1 tablespoon ground mixed peppercorns
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Roast the Garlic: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut off the top 1/3 of the garlic head, exposing the tips of the individual cloves. Add just enough water to a baking dish to cover the bottom of the pan, then add the garlic head to the baking dish. Drizzle the garlic with your olive oil and then cover with aluminum foil. Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
Make the Sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the white wine, ground peppercorns, and heavy cream to the pan. Simmer until the liquid is reduced by approximately one half. Peel and mash the garlic cloves. Stir the garlic, salt, nutmeg, and mustard into the sauce. Simmer for a couple of minutes, until sauce reaches desired consistency.