New Texas Roadhouse set to open Monday

Posted: November 9, 2012

Star staff report

WINCHESTER — A national restaurant chain will bring its Texas-sized ambitions to Frederick County when it opens on Monday.

Louisville, Ky.-based Texas Roadhouse will open its newest franchise at the Rutherford Crossing shopping complex Monday afternoon, according to a press release from NVRetail, the property management firm that owns Rutherford Crossing.

“We are very pleased to be opening a new restaurant in Winchester at Rutherford Crossing,” stated Travis Doster, Texas Roadhouse senior director of public relations, in the release. “We think our restaurant will be a perfect fit for the center and for the Winchester market.”

The restaurant will sit on a 7,000-square-foot site, employ about 175 people — with 60 percent being full-time employees, according to Rob Engle, who owns Engle & Company Public Relations and handles Rutherford Crossing’s public relations needs.

Texas Roadhouse is a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain with more than 385 locations in 48 states. In 2012, Texas Roadhouse was named Top Steakhouse in the Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks survey. In 2007 and 2008, Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies, and in 2009, the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine, according to the release. Information on the restaurant is available at www.texasroadhouse.com.

Rutherford Crossing contains multiple stores and restaurants, including Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement, GameStop, Subway, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Las Trancas. It is located on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) just east of Interstate 81.

Additional information is available online at www.rutherfordcrossing.com.