Texas Roadhouse opens on Miller Road





Vehicles filled the parking lot to overflowing for the Monday opening of Texas Roadhouse on Miller Road.

Vehicles filled the parking lot to overflowing for the Monday opening of Texas Roadhouse on Miller Road.

FLINT TWP. — Judging by the overflow of vehicles in the parking lot Monday evening, the new Texas Roadhouse restaurant, 4140 Miller Road, is going to be a hot spot.

Plans were announced in July 2014 to build the 7,162 square-foot steakhouse on the site of a former car dealership. DA Real Estate Group of Southfield are the developers for it and an adjacent 6,800 square-foot strip that still in under construction.

After razing two former dealership buildings on the site, construction began in March of this year.

Texas Roadhouse brought in about 200 jobs – 60 percent part-time and 40 percent full-time, according to Travis Doster, Senior Director of Public Relations for the Kentucky-based company.

They are still hiring, according to 9 job postings on the company website that include hosts, prep cooks, servers, bakers, broil cooks, line cooks and meat cutters.

Texas Roadhouse is known for its “hand-cut steaks, fall off the bone ribs, fresh baked rolls and ice cold beer.” It has a Western-themed décor but the walls of each Roadhouse have a mural created specifically for it, to reflect the local community.

Founded in 1993, the chain currently operates 430 locations in 49 states and five international locations, according to a Fact Sheet on corporate website.

Texas Roadhouse serves dinner-only during the week but is open for lunch on weekends. The restaurant offers take-out service and call-ahead seating times.

The average Roadhouse seats 291 people. They attract about 5,000 guests a week and serve 300,000 meals per day. Steaks are 44 percent of the menu.


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