A Wentzville city staffer has confirmed that, if all goes well, Texas Roadhouse will be building a new restaurant in Wentzville.
Community Development Director Doug Forbeck told 70 West Sentinel that the chain of popular steak houses would be submitting plans at the May meeting of the Wentzville Planning and Zoning Commission.
The building site on the south side of Interstate 70 is an outlot of the Wentzville Center development that is anchored by Rural King. Other businesses in the development are Club Fitness and Chimi’s Fresh Mex restaurant.
The area south of the interstate has seen a resurgence in the last few years. Rural King recently remodeled and expanded in the Wentzville Center. Another large retailer, Harbor Freight, is moving into a building in Wentzville Marketplace that most recently housed a furniture outlet and a Big Lots store.
The first Texas Roadhouse opened in Clarksville, Indiana in 1993. The Western-themed family restaurant has more than 450 locations in the U.S. and abroad, and is known for free peanuts, hand-cut steaks, and line-dancing wait staff.