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 Steakhouse & Saloon: Iron Skillets
Texas Steakhouse & Saloon serves a cast iron skillets filled with sautéed mushrooms, red bliss potatoes, green and red peppers, onions and tomatoes. You can choose from flame-grilled chicken, steak or the Texas Skillet with chicken, steak and blackened shrimp.Prices range for $13.99 to $17.49 depending on the type of meat included in the skillet.