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 Toast Garlic Bread
TEXAS TOAST GARLIC BREAD
8 thick slices of good quality bread
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
salt, oregano, and granulated garlic to taste (omit salt if using salted butter)
Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish. Spoon 1/8th of the melted butter over each slice of bread, using the back of the spoon to spread the butter evenly. Sprinkle each slice with salt, oregano, and granulated garlic. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
DON'T FEEL LIKE HOMEMADE
Pick some up in the frozen food section of the supermarket.