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November 27, 2012

Texas Roadhouse, Steak ’n Shake on the way

Restaurants should open early next year in Stonegate Centre on South U.S. 27

Somerset —  

Hungry Pulaskians look-ing for a new place to have dinner will have not one but two additional options next year, as Texas Roadhouse and Steak ‘n Shake are coming to town.
Brook Ping of Stone-brook Development announced Monday that the two popular national chain restaurants have entered into contracts to locate here in Somerset along South U.S. 27, with a target opening date next spring or summer.
The eateries would be located in the Stonegate Centre, which is just north of the longstanding Grand Central Place shopping center. The new commercial plaza has little in it currently — a Sleep Outfitters store and L&N Federal Credit Union are both there — but interest in property development in-creased after the June 26 option election allowing the legal sale of alcohol in Somerset for the first time since the end of Prohibition.
 “This has been a long process, but we are finally getting down to the finish line,” said Ping, owner of the development company over-seeing the new plaza. “Everyone wants to know what new restaurants are coming to Somerset. I probably get asked this question ten times a day.”
Ping said the restaurants are currently “conducting their due diligence, such as engineering, building design and approvals, etc.” Construction should begin in the next couple of months “if all goes well,” and the process will probably last several months into 2013.
“This is usually a difficult time of the year to begin construction,” he said. “Weather conditions and local/state approvals will play a role in determining the actual construction dates.”
The restaurants have entered into contracts with Little Big Time Development, a subsidiary of Stonebrook  Development.
 Headquarted in Louisville, Ky., Texas Roadhouse actually has deep roots in the Bluegrass state more than the Lonestar one; it was founded by native Kentuckian Kent Taylor, who formerly managed a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant. The company was founded in 1993 in Clarksville, Ind., and now operates around 320 locations in 46 states. It’s renowned for its steaks, ribs, chicken, and buckets of complimentary peanuts.

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