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.
Texas Roadhouse Copycat Recipe
2 lbs. hamburger meat
1 pkg sliced mushrooms
1 pkg mozzarella cheese slice or Swiss cheese slices
1 medium onion
dash lowry's seasoning
pinch salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix in a bowl egg, meat and seasonings. Make into hamburger patties. Saute mushrooms and onions. In a pan on the stove on medium to high heat and brown patties on both sides it doesn't have to be cooked completely because it will go into the oven. Once browned place into a 13x9 dish and place sauteed mushroom/onion mixture on top of meat patties. Then place 1-2 pieces of cheese per patty on top of mushroom/onion mixture. Put if you like it extra cheesy. Then place in oven until cheese is melted. Usually about 10 minutes.