History of Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse an American chain of restaurants was founded in February 17, 1993 at the Green Tree Mall in Clarksville, Indiana by Kent Taylor. The founder Kent Taylor is originally from Colorado and had worked at nightclubs and restaurants out in Colorado. He/She wanted to give the Texas Roadhouse the Southwestern theme for its customers to enjoy.

Eventually, Kent Taylor returned to what he referred to as his hometown located in Louisville, Kentucky after he had divorced his wife. He/She worked as a Kentucky Fried Chicken manager but had dreams of opening up a western themed restaurant. This dream was fulfilled when the former governor of Kentucky John Y. Brown, Jr. gave him $80,000 to start a restaurant.

He/She opened up his first restaurant and named it Buckhead Hickory Grill in 1991 it began doing very well and he changed the name to Buckhead Mountain Grill. Brown was very satisfied with the success of the restaurant and invested more money so they could open up a second restaurant in Clarksville, Kentucky. The pair began having problems and the partnership fell apart before the opening of the Clarksville restaurant. Taylor found new partners and was forced to change the name to “Texas Roadhouse” which it has remained to this day.


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Thurs: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Fri-Sat: 11:00am-11:00pm; Sun: 11:00am-10:00pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Host/Hostess, Server, Bartender, Busser, Dishwasher, Cook, Prep Cook, Kitchen Manager, Assistant Manager, Restaurant Manager

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description/Average Wage

Server: The server waits on the customers taking their orders putting them in the kitchen to the cooks. They then go ahead and serve all the drinks, appetites, salads etc. to the customer first while the customer is waiting for the main meal. When the main meal is ready to be served the server takes over and gives it to the customers. The average wage is $$1,480 a month.

Cook: The cook is assigned to a cooking position in the kitchen and must prepare the foods that are in their station. They might be in charge of grilling steaks for instance or perhaps they are in charge of making the baked potatoes. The average wage for a cook is $10.00 an hour.

Kitchen Manager: The kitchen manager is going to ensure that the whole kitchen is running at 100%.  You’re going to help assign tasks, keep the kitchen cleaned, as well as help open and close it down.  With any problems, you’re going to report to the main manager of the restaurant on duty.  The average wage is anywhere from $38,000 to $44,000 a year.

Bartender: The bartender is responsible for making the drinks for the customers making sure that they do not put too much alcohol in the drinks. They must make sure that the customer is of legal drinking age and has not had too much to drink. Often the bartender has to rely on the server to check the customer’s identification for age since they work behind the bar and do not see who is placing the orders. The average bartender starts out at a wage of $12.00 an hour and can quickly move up to a much higher wage.

Benefits

  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical and Dental Benefit Options
  • Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement

Atmosphere and Perks

The workers of Texas Roadhouse are offered with a wide range of job benefits. Even part-time and entry workers can receive job perks which include healthcare options, disability coverage, life insurance, and meal discounts. The qualified employees of Texas Roadhouse have access to a full job benefits including comprehensive healthcare coverage, stock options, bonuses, and more of the perks. Other benefits are future planning benefits, insurance coverage, and access to work-life balance programs, food discounts on special events, and special promotions. The company provides more avenues for promotions and career development making it ideal for those who start who would like to start their career in the restaurant industry.

Interview Questions

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

How do you deal with difficult customers?

Can you work late nights or weekends?

Is your schedule flexible? Do you have a reliable transportation?

How will describe quality customer service?

How will you deal with difficult customers? What will you do to address customer complaints?

How will you handle conflict with the supervisor?

Can you multitask?

Can you stay calm even if you are under pressure?

What are strengths and weaknesses?

Interview Tips

Texas Roadhouse conducts one-on-one interview or panel interview depending on the position you are applying for. A series of interview may be conducted. The common interview questions may be about your personality and your skills in dealing with people and your co-workers. You will also be asked about your previous work and your education. Make sure to constantly manifest your interest for the job and your being suited for the position you have applied for. Be impressive also in dealing with the interviewers.   Maintain an eye to eye contact and always be honest in all your answers. Assure the interviewers that your schedule is flexible and your transportation is reliable so there would be no problem with your flexible work hours.

How to apply

If you are interested in these positions or one of the many other positions you may apply at your local Texas Roadhouse or visit their website:

http://www.texasroadhouse.standoutjobs.com/