LongHorn Steakhouse Opens Doors at Fourth San Antonio Location

New Restaurant Makes Contribution to Autism Treatment Center in San Antonio

Oct 25, 2010, 16:19 ET from Darden Restaurants, Inc.: General

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- LongHorn Steakhouse has now opened its fourth location in San Antonio, Texas.  The restaurant, best known for its atmosphere and flavor of the American West, is located at 7439 San Pedro Ave. As part of its pre-opening training period, the restaurant recently hosted a Friends and Family night which helped raise more than $1,800 for the Autism Treatment Center in San Antonio.

The 6,200-square foot restaurant will employ up to 85 team members and seat more than 260 guests. Aramis Santiago, a restaurant industry veteran of 15 years, will serve as managing partner. The new restaurant follows the grand openings of LongHorn's first three San Antonio locations at 5803 North Loop 1604 West, 7833 South Interstate 35 and 5706 West Loop 1604 North earlier this year.

"LongHorn Steakhouse is excited to have opened our fourth restaurant in San Antonio, expanding our presence in the region," said Todd Burrowes, executive vice president of Operations for LongHorn. "We strive to help our guests relax and unwind in an inviting atmosphere while savoring a great steakhouse meal served with genuine western hospitality. We're also pleased that we could help support the Autism Treatment Center and look forward to making more contributions to the community for many years to come."

LongHorn is known for more than its signature hand-seasoned Flo's Filet and the bone-in Outlaw Ribeye.  LongHorn chefs love to grill fresh fish and chicken in addition to steak. Items such as LongHorn Salmon, a fresh, hand-cut salmon fillet seasoned with a bourbon marinade; fall-off-the-bone tender Baby Back Ribs; and Parmesan Crusted Chicken, two juicy chicken breasts grilled and topped with a parmesan cheese and garlic crust, are just some of the other specialties guests will find on the menu.

The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m. for lunch.  It is open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

ABOUT LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

More than 25 years after opening its first restaurant in Atlanta, today LongHorn Steakhouse operates more than 330 restaurants in 32 states.  LongHorn is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company. For more information about LongHorn, please visit www.longhornsteakhouse.com.

ABOUT DARDEN

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates 1,800 restaurants that generate more than $7 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing approximately 180,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want.  For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: General



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