Texas Roadhouse Steak Restaurant Coming to Palm Coast

This family restaurant specializing in hand-cut steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides, and fresh-baked bread is looking to build at the northeast corner of the Winn Dixie plaza near Palm Coast Pkwy.

PALM COAST, FL – February 26, 2019 – Texas Roadhouse, a family restaurant specializing in hand-cut steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides, and fresh-baked bread is looking to build at the northeast corner of the Winn Dixie plaza near Palm Coast Pkwy. The stormwater management permit and technical site plan for Texas Roadhouse have been approved. Naturally, additional permitting hurdles will have to be negotiated, but the community would certainly welcome its first steak restaurant.


Texas Roadhouse site in Palm Coast, FL

From the company’s website:

Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. Since then, the company has grown to more than 510 locations in 49 states and 17 international locations in seven foreign countries. Texas Roadhouse is famous for its hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, made-from-scratch sides, and fresh-baked bread.

Behind the Numbers:

  • Our restaurants average 5,000 guests a week, which is one of the highest in the industry. â–ª We serve 300,000 meals per day.
  • The average Texas Roadhouse is 6,700 – 7,500 square feet and seats 291 guests.
  • We serve our ice-cold draft beer at 36-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • We offer 15 varieties of Legendary Margaritas.
  • Our #1 seller is the 6-ounce USDA Choice Sirloin.
  • Steaks account for 44% of our menu.

State of the Union:

Texas is the company’s largest market with 66 restaurants, followed by Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (27), Florida (27), and Indiana (26).

Home Sweet Home:

Texas Roadhouse is based in Louisville, Kentucky. The company’s first restaurant was founded across the Ohio River in nearby Clarksville, Indiana, in 1993.

When Homemade Really Means Homemade:

Texas Roadhouse was founded upon providing fresh, quality food for a value, which is why we make our food from scratch, even the bacon bits, croutons and dressings.

Mural, Mural on the Wall:

The walls of each Texas Roadhouse are adorned with murals that are created specifically for each restaurant. The paintings are designed to reflect the local community. Each mural is still approved by Kent Taylor, the founder and chairman of Texas Roadhouse. The only mural that is provided to each restaurant is of an older, distinguished Native American that is created by the Texas Roadhouse artist. There are several versions of the painting, which honors the Native American culture.

Everything but the Candlestick Maker:

Each Texas Roadhouse restaurant employs a butcher and a baker. The butchers, or meat cutters, hand cut each and every steak that we serve. Our meat cutters work in 34-degree coolers and cut an average of $1 million of meat a year per store. Our bakers are responsible for making our yeast rolls from scratch every day. Our legendary bread is baked fresh every five minutes and served piping hot along with our homemade cinnamon butter to guests as they are seated.

Dinner Only:

Texas Roadhouse is a dinner-only concept during the week. Although the restaurants are open for lunch on the weekends, the dinner-only philosophy ensures our managers of a better lifestyle and reduces our real estate costs since we do not have to be located in high-traffic business districts.

Ownership Mentality:

The Managing Partner at each Texas Roadhouse has an ownership interest in their restaurant. In exchange for 10% of the profits, Managing Partners are required to put down a $25,000 deposit and sign a five-year employment contract.

Have a Willie Nice Day:

Country music legend Willie Nelson and our founder Kent Taylor first met at a Farm Aid benefit concert, which benefits farmers. Throughout the years, a friendship was formed between the two over countless poker games. In addition to their friendship, Willie’s contributions to country music earned him recognition at each of our locations with Willie’s Corner, which is a dedicated area of the restaurant that celebrates his legendary career. You will even find employees and guests around the world wearing our very own Willie Braids, which serve as a reminder of our laidback atmosphere and fun with purpose!

A Job Well Done:

Texas Roadhouse has received a number of industry and consumer awards:

  • 2003: Named #1 Steakhouse in America by Consumers’ Choice in Chains survey.
  • 2004: Voted Best Steakhouse Value by Consumers’ Choice in chains survey.
  • 2005: Ranked #1 in Nation’s Restaurant News list of Top Growth Companies.
  • 2006: Presented the Golden Chain Award by Nation’s Restaurant News
  • 2006: Ranked #38 on the Forbes list of Best Small companies.
  • 2007: Ranked #42 on the Forbes list of Best Small companies.
  • 2009: Named Top Value by readers of Consumer Reports Magazine.
  • 2010: Named Large Company of the Year by Business First.
  • 2011: Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Chain Restaurant.
  • 2012: Ranked Overall #1 Consumer Pick in Nation’s Restaurant News List of casual steak restaurants.
  • 2012: Proud to be named “Loudest Restaurant in America” by Consumer Reports Magazine.
  • 2013: Chosen by Forbes Magazine as one of the 2012 Top Underdog Persuaders, in recognition of the “Proud to Be Loud” campaign.
  • 2013: Named Glassdoor Top 50 Best Places to Work based on employee surveys.
  • 2014: Presented the elite Golden Chain Award by Nation’s Restaurant News®.
  • 2015: Voted #1 Steak by Nation’s Restaurant News Consumer Picks survey.
  • 2016: Recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers.
  • 2016: Named #1 Full-Service Chain in Sales and Satisfaction by Restaurant Business.
  • 2017: Texas Roadhouse Ranks #16 on Fortune Magazine’s Best Workplaces for Millennials.
  • 2017: Named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes.
  • 2018: Ranked the #1 full-service restaurant by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).
14 replies
  1. Jason
    Jason says:

    First steak restaurant?

    Last I checked, Outback Steakhouse is well within the city limits of Palm Coast so the ” community’s…first steak restaurant” line is a little off the mark.

  2. moreno
    moreno says:


    Thats good news about time more restaurants, next longhorn and more. Palm Coast needs to get with more stores and restaurants not just houses. People move here and they want to eat out and helps keep our taxes low. next companies that can give young generation to get a jobs. I feel why should i have to go to Jacksonville or daytona to a nice restaurant when palm coast can do the same.

  3. Ed
    Ed says:


    Seems to me that everything has to be in the same area around PCPW and Garden St why not some where out on US1 north where they are building a 3000 homes?

  4. Rose Morrissey
    Rose Morrissey says:

    Texas Roadhouses

    We are moving to Palm Coast Shortly and I was wondering if you know when Texas Roadhouse is coming to Palm Coast. It is our favorite Restaurant!

  5. John
    John says:

    Can’t wait until December

    No other steakhouse is in the same class as Texas Roadhouse! Thank you for coming to Palm Coast. I moved here in 2018 from Lakeland, where I was a customer of the Lakeland Texas Roadhouse! I can’t wait until you open next month.

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