Texas Roadhouse


How Texas Roadhouse became a casual-dining juggernaut

The 671-unit steak chain has risen to the top in a punishing economy largely by breaking the rules.


Texas Roadhouse wants to grow its to-go business

Takeout sales increased for the second straight quarter, and the chain said those orders are good for its margins. But it’s still not doing delivery.

He had been with the chain for 20 years. No reason was given for his departure, and a replacement was not named.

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The chain continued a traffic tear, but rising wages and beef prices dragged down its margins again.

Traffic rose 7.6% at the chain in the first quarter. But more guests spelled higher labor costs, which ate into margins.

Traffic is up 10% through the first seven weeks of 2023. Executives aren’t sure why, but they have a few ideas.

Restaurant Rewind: Dayparts are being varied as much as menus these days. The trend started 45 years ago with a brand called Le Peep.

Tobin assumes the post from Jerry Morgan, who remains CEO. The company said the move will enable Morgan to spend more time in the field.

She had been with the chain since 1998. VP of Finance Keith Humpich will take over while the company looks for a permanent replacement.

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