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Texas Road House & Steak 'n Shake On the Way

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Tough Love

Somerset, KY

#1 Nov 27, 2012
It's official. Estimated opening in early 2013.

http://somerset-kentucky.com/x1752035581/Texa...
Tough Love

Somerset, KY

#2 Nov 27, 2012
Correction: Estimated start of construction is early 2013.
yoyoyo

Mount Vernon, KY

#3 Nov 27, 2012
Local radio just reported they would be open "next spring", whatever that means.

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#4 Nov 27, 2012
Easter eggs with your steak -
Grady

Manchester, KY

#5 Nov 27, 2012
I know that the Texas Roadhouse in Pikeville went up real quick and it is always packed. The one thing I wonder is will they be open for lunch? In Pikeville they aren't but in other places they are. Also their buildings are usually very large and can hold a lot of folks.
Sammy

Somerset, KY

#6 Nov 27, 2012
It seems to me there was an article a while back that had Texas Roadhouse tied with the Liquor World and going into the Big Lots shopping center. Wonder what happened with that?
me

Wartburg, TN

#7 Nov 27, 2012
Grady wrote:
I know that the Texas Roadhouse in Pikeville went up real quick and it is always packed. The one thing I wonder is will they be open for lunch? In Pikeville they aren't but in other places they are. Also their buildings are usually very large and can hold a lot of folks.
All new Texas Roadhouses are only open for dinner for first year except on weekends,company policy. The new one built in Lexington is same way.
Grady

Manchester, KY

#8 Nov 27, 2012
me wrote:
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All new Texas Roadhouses are only open for dinner for first year except on weekends,company policy. The new one built in Lexington is same way.
Interesting policy. I guess they don't want to overwhelm their workers and at the same time build up a base for lunch after a year of getting everything right about their store.

I do know that in Pikeville they are always packed. Went there once on a Tuesday night in February and had to wait over 45 minutes for a table. It's been right at a year since theirs was opened so I guess it will soon be open for lunch during the week.

Thanks for the info
me

Wartburg, TN

#9 Nov 27, 2012
Grady wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting policy. I guess they don't want to overwhelm their workers and at the same time build up a base for lunch after a year of getting everything right about their store.

I do know that in Pikeville they are always packed. Went there once on a Tuesday night in February and had to wait over 45 minutes for a table. It's been right at a year since theirs was opened so I guess it will soon be open for lunch during the week.

Thanks for the info
Yeah I think the manager in Lexington said its purpose was to work out all the kinks of new people working together and stuff, that way after a year of working together their service is superior enough to be open all day, every day

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#11 Nov 27, 2012
Grady wrote:
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Interesting policy. I guess they don't want to overwhelm their workers and at the same time build up a base for lunch after a year of getting everything right about their store.
I do know that in Pikeville they are always packed. Went there once on a Tuesday night in February and had to wait over 45 minutes for a table. It's been right at a year since theirs was opened so I guess it will soon be open for lunch during the week.
Thanks for the info
This I think would be very true as I have worked for a store something like this in the past in Lexington. There is alot of things that can go wrong when you open a place. They are going to try to ground things and make sure they have the best servers, cooks and so on. If they do this I think it could be a great opening for them in the area. I am sure there are alot of people that are looking at the fact the area is going to be adding some job in the coming year. I think that the wet dry vote was the best thing really that could have happened to this once almost never changing town. I just cant really wait to see if we get any other big names in the area like something that can show wal mart they are going to have to work to keep the people coming in the door.
TiStF

United States

#12 Nov 27, 2012
me wrote:
<quoted text>All new Texas Roadhouses are only open for dinner for first year except on weekends,company policy. The new one built in Lexington is same way.
Makes sense.(& cents.)

It's probably harder for any restaurant to make money at lunch time. Lunch hour rush is only 11:30am to 1:00pm and per plate average is less than dinner. Then you have a "dead period" from 1:30 till 5:00 pm.
hmmmmm

Harrison, AR

#13 Nov 27, 2012
Sammy wrote:
It seems to me there was an article a while back that had Texas Roadhouse tied with the Liquor World and going into the Big Lots shopping center. Wonder what happened with that?
yeah..and I thought they were all going in the same mall where big lots is now. 5 million dolar renovation as I remember. Hope that doesnt mean liquor world doesnt get the license.
rib eye

Corbin, KY

#14 Nov 27, 2012
Sammy wrote:
It seems to me there was an article a while back that had Texas Roadhouse tied with the Liquor World and going into the Big Lots shopping center. Wonder what happened with that?
I thought the samething, i would say location played a role in that.
rib eye

Corbin, KY

#15 Nov 27, 2012
B Man wrote:
Wonder if they would be locating here if we had remained dry?
Common sense says "no".
Not sure tho that the wet vote brought Steak n Shake, alch. free....lol

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#16 Nov 27, 2012
rib eye wrote:
<quoted text>Not sure tho that the wet vote brought Steak n Shake, alch. free....lol
No had it not been for the wet vote then Texas Roadhouse would not have made the move to a small town like Somerset. They moved here because of the fact they are going to make money off the sales from the wet vote.
Westwood

Mount Vernon, KY

#17 Nov 28, 2012
hmmmmm wrote:
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yeah..and I thought they were all going in the same mall where big lots is now. 5 million dolar renovation as I remember. Hope that doesnt mean liquor world doesnt get the license.
I think what happened is someone was blowing smoke trying to persuade the state to award the liquor license and quit dragging their feet.

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#18 Nov 28, 2012
Guys the fact is there is not going to be any packaged liquor in Somerset until the first of the year. This has alot to do with the fact there were a record number of counties that had wet/dry votes and most went wet. This however is due to the fact that the ABC is understaffed.
Westwood

Mount Vernon, KY

#19 Nov 28, 2012
LovehasNogender wrote:
-- This however is due to the fact that the ABC is understaffed.
I find that a little hard to believe, state agencies have a huge tendency to be overstaffed.

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#20 Nov 28, 2012
Westwood wrote:
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I find that a little hard to believe, state agencies have a huge tendency to be overstaffed.
Once the Departmentís advertisement is run, all applicants must then file their own required Public
Notice in the newspaper regarding their intent to apply for a license. After applicants run their
newspaper Public Notice, they can then file applications with both the local ABC administrator and
the Department. KRS 243.360(1). No licenses can be issued until thirty (30) days after an applicantís

newspaper public notice. KRS 243.430(2). The local ABC Administrator must approve the applicant
for a local license before the Department can issue a corresponding state license. KRS 243.370. For
this reason, non-quota licenses (such as retail beer licenses) can take forty-five (45) days or more to
be issued after the application is filed.
This info came right from the ABC site.
Westwood

Mount Vernon, KY

#21 Nov 28, 2012
LovehasNogender wrote:
<quoted text>
Once the Departmentís advertisement is run, all applicants must then file their own required Public
Notice in the newspaper regarding their intent to apply for a license. After applicants run their
newspaper Public Notice, they can then file applications with both the local ABC administrator and
the Department. KRS 243.360(1). No licenses can be issued until thirty (30) days after an applicantís
newspaper public notice. KRS 243.430(2). The local ABC Administrator must approve the applicant
for a local license before the Department can issue a corresponding state license. KRS 243.370. For
this reason, non-quota licenses (such as retail beer licenses) can take forty-five (45) days or more to
be issued after the application is filed.
This info came right from the ABC site.
This is exactly the point I was trying to make. We have not seen a newspaper public notice as thorough and complete as the plan for Big Lots plaza. That was a real humdinger and it just reeked to me as a plan to get the license quicker. Wasn't that the first we heard of Texas Roadhouse coming to Somerset or am I getting it confused with another steakhouse that was mentioned in the article? I can't remember.

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