LongHorn Steakhouse will officially open its first-ever DFW location in Plano on Monday, March 26 at 3 p.m., with regular hours starting the following day at 11 a.m. The restaurant gave DFW a little taste of its culture and some of its menu offerings at a free Grill Party in Downtown Plano’s McCall Plaza on March 9. The public enjoyed samples of LongHorn’s signature steaks and sides, grilled on-site, as well as beer from Revolver Brewing Co., margaritas made with Don Julio tequila, whiskey from DFW’s own Herman Marshall, a photo booth and a performance from country musician Drake White.
LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on fresh, never frozen, expertly grilled and boldly seasoned steaks that are prepared by a Certified LongHorn Grill Master. The restaurant’s design celebrates the natural beauty of the American West and the pride found in Dallas and throughout Texas.
The Plano location will feature the biggest local beverage selection ever found at a LongHorn Steakhouse. Plano will also be the first location to display the state flag on the top of the restaurant (because Texas.) With the help from the Plano Library Genealogy Center, the Plano location will display large prints of historical photos of Plano dating back as far as 1897. This location will also have special Texas-only menu items, like the USDA Prime Delmonico, Texas Brisket Queso and cocktails like the Desert Pear Margarita.
The 5,850-square-foot restaurant will seat more than 200 guests and create more than 70 new jobs for the community. As part of its pre-opening training period, the restaurant will host Friends and Family events with proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit.
Located at 3421 N. Central Expressway in Plano, the restaurant will be led by Managing Partner Kyle Souder, an industry veteran of 17 years. Regular hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.LongHorn Steakhouse Website >
More from the Grill Party in Downtown Plano // photos Jennifer Shertzer: