The company experienced some early setbacks. In 1994, three additional restaurants were opened in Florida and Ohio. Unfortunately, these locations quickly closed after experiencing poor management, locations, and food. After this failure, Taylor set about making improvements to the two locations that were still open. He invested in better training, revamped buildings, and hired a new chef named Jim Broyles to improve the food.
These changes meant new, higher standards and immediately produced results. Today, customers can enjoy a fun and casual dining experience that begins with a free bucket of peanuts to shell and eat. All the meals are prepared from scratch and to order. In fact, each location has a butcher and baker to help ensure food quality.
Website URL https://www.texasroadhouse.com/
Number of Employees Texas Roadhouse has 58,000 employees and locations in 49 states and six different countries.
Date Founded Taylor first partnered with former Kentucky Governor John Brown to open the Buckhead Hickory Grill in 1991. While the restaurant was a success, the professional partnership was not and Taylor eventually elected to go out on his own and open a new restaurant. Initially, he had trouble finding investors, but soon connected with Dr. John Rhodes and the first Texas Roadhouse opened on February 17, 1993, in Clarksville, Indiana. That same year, a second location was opened in Gainesville, Florida.
Texas Roadhouse has a simple mission:
“Texas Roadhouse was founded in 1993 with the mission of providing Legendary Food and Legendary Service. In our restaurants and at our Support Center, we are committed to our shared Core Values of Passion, Partnership, Integrity, and Fun with Purpose.”
Employees enjoy a fun atmosphere where line dancing is encouraged throughout the night and there are plenty of company competitions. Bartenders go head to head in “The Real Bar” competition and butchers can participate in the “Meat Hero Competition.” There is a real sense of camaraderie and the restaurant’s commitment to high-quality food and services creates valuable learning opportunities for anyone looking to grow and acquire new skills.