|A typical Texas Roadhouse restaurant.|
Update 2 (7/9/13): The latest projected opening for Texas Roadhouse in Colonie now is September, according to the restaurant's web page.
Update (3/21/13): The Texas Roadhouse chain has announced a mid-April groundbreaking and an August 1 opening day for its first Capital Region location, at 105 Wolf Road in Colonie.
(Originally posted October 6, 2012)
COLONIE -- The Texas Roadhouse chain, which was started in Indiana and now is headquartered in Kentucky, would like to become part of the town's Wolf Road commercial corridor.
Plans for one of its restaurants now are before the Colonie Planning Board. They call for a 7,000-square-foot restaurant that would be the chain’s first in the Capital Region. Existing Upstate venues for the 330-site corporation are in Middletown, Syracuse, Vestal, Horseheads, Kingston, Watertown, Rochester and Tonawanda.
The proposed Colonie venue would be located at 105 Wolf Road behind the existing Chipotle Restaurant. The developer's plans call for demolition of an office building, the former Clay’s restaurant and a garage to make room. Peter Lynch, a local attorney, is representing the chain.
Texas Roadhouse specializes in steaks, served in a western atmosphere. It is known for its free buckets of peanuts at each table, and its most popular dishes are its Texas Red Chili, Fall Off the Bone Ribs, and hand-cut steaks. The entire menu is available online.
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