CONFIRMED: New steakhouse in the works along I-75 in Troy

Texas Roadhouse will join Logan’s and Outback steakhouses at or near the I-75/State Route 41 interchange

With two national steakhouse chains already represented, the I-75-State Route 41 interchange already serves as somewhat of a destination for beef enthusiasts — and now, a third steakhouse chain is in the works to join its two competitors there.

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Site plans for a new Texas Roadhouse steakhouse restaurant have been submitted to the city of Troy for a 7,462-square-foot restaurant to be built at 1809 Towne Park Drive, adjacent to a new 95-room, 61,000-square-foot Home2 Suites by Hilton that is already under construction, according to Tim Davis, assistant development director for the city of Troy. City staff must approve the final site plans before construction of the restaurant can begin, Davis said.

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The Hilton-branded hotel could to open as soon as fall 2020. When the proposed Texas Roadhouse opens, hotel guests with a hankering for steak will have their choice of Outback Steakhouse, Logan’s Steakhouse or Texas Roadhouse within close proximity at the State Route 41/I-75 interchange.

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The proposed Texas Roadhouse restaurant building has been valued at $750,000 — “a pretty good investment,” Davis said.

“Anytime you can provide more dining opportunities, it give us the chance to capture more people and show them what Troy has to offer,” Davis said. “Restaurants like this bring in a lot of visitors, and we like the exposure we get from it.”

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No projected timetable for the project was immediately available. Messages left Wednesday and Thursday with a spokesman for Texas Roadhouse had not been returned by this morning, Friday Dec. 20. Some national restaurant chains are hesitant to publicly discuss plans for new locations until their plans are fully approved by local communities.

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Louisville, Kentucky-based Texas Roadhouse operates more than 500 steakhouse restaurants nationwide. In the Dayton area, it operates restaurants near Wright State University in Fairborn and at the I-70-State Route 202 interchange in Huber Heights.

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