Deer Park welcomes Texas dining

August 12, 2012 by  

Texas Roadhouse is officially coming to Deer Park as the national chain eatery broke ground this month on its new Long Island location. Situated at Commack Road, the restaurant shares the immediate neighborhood with Weight Watchers, T-Mobile, and Yo Go Wild – a locally owned yogurt enterprise.

When it comes to this latest addition in Suffolk County’s dining scene, residents are excited about more than just the food. Anticipated to open in late fall, the restaurant will employ about 170 people when fully staffed, adding both part-time and full-time jobs. New job possibilities are always a welcome development in the area.

The first Texas Roadhouse opened in 1993 but not in Texas. Clarksville, Indiana was home to the first restaurant. Touting hand-cut steaks, homemade breads, and made-from-scratch side dishes, the chain has experienced impressive growth over the last 20 years. Today, the company has 370 locations, including an operation in the United Arab Emirates, and expansion plans are on-going.

For the local business community, enterprises like Texas Roadhouse are also a boon. From the print company that produces the menus to the wholesale food distributor that supplies the kitchen, a new restaurant business spells new sales opportunities.

With the grand opening scheduled right before the holiday shopping season, and situated close to the Tanger Outlets, the restaurant should see plenty of traffic and lots of hungry shoppers. Of course, entertainment is also part of the Texas Roadhouse experience, so visitors can expect line dancers and a jukebox to be part of the dining fun.