Texas Roadhouse may come to Ames

Mackenzie Nading

Texas Roadhouse, one of America’s popular chain restaurants, has been rumored to be spreading their franchise to Ames. Although construction may not be seen on South Duff Avenue for some time, the project is in the planning stages. 

City planner Sam Perry discussed the progress of the restaurant. Perry explained that an engineer from Grimes, Iowa, made the claim for the plans back in July, as the Ames Tribune reported. The city reviewed the plans, made the changes they saw fit, and gave it back for approving.

As of now they are still waiting to hear back about the changes they made. Once an agreement is settled the company can begin building. However, this back and forth process may continue for some time before an agreement is reached. Perry did say, however, that the restaurant is in the works.

The proposed site was formerly the home of Twentieth Century Bowling. 

Texas Roadhouse is known for their signature steaks, all you can eat peanuts with shells strewn about the floor, and bottomless basket of fresh buttered biscuits accompanied with homemade cinnamon butter. These food creations combined with a fun and rowdy atmosphere make Texas Roadhouse an appealing restaurant.