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
1 fresh salmon filet
salt and pepper
Lemon Pepper Butter:
1/4 pound butter
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
pinch black pepper
pinch white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Melt butter in a non stick skillet until the butter is smokey hot (almost brown). Season salmon filet lightly with salt and pepper on both sides. Place salmon filet into skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side (until filet yields to gentle pressure). Remove from skillet and spoon lemon pepper butter over filet. Serve with a lemon wedge.
NOTE: Cooking the salmon over high heat with the seasoning and butter will create a beautiful crust on the fish!