Texas Roadhouse will replace Logan's at River City Marketplace in Jacksonville
Texas Roadhouse plans to open its third steakhouse in Northeast Florida, its latest pegged for River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville.
The restaurant chain is hoping to begin construction sometime in spring 2022 and open that fall, according to Amanda Norton, communications manager for Texas Roadhouse.
The plans are to demolish the vacant Logan's Roadhouse and build the new steakhouse at that site, the Jacksonville Daily Record reported.
Norton confirmed the restaurant will replace its former competitor at 13130 City Station Drive in the shopping center.
Texas Roadhouse also has restaurants at 4578 Tropea Way near St. Johns Town Center and 550 Blanding Blvd. in Orange Park.
The success of those locations was among the factors Texas Roadhouse considered as it decided to locate at River City Marketplace, Norton told the Times-Union.
"Both our other locations in Town Center and Orange Park have received great support from the community," she said. "This location has great visibility off of I-95 and we are excited to bring more made-from-scratch food to Jacksonville."
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Norton said the River City Marketplace location will accommodate approximately 300 guests, which includes the bar area, and employ about 220 people.
Logan's Roadhouse opened its River City restaurant in September 2011. In March 2020 Logan's former owner Craftworks Holdings filed for bankruptcy and closed all 261 of the restaurants. Since then, some have reopened under new ownership but not the Jacksonville location.
Texas Roadhouse is known for hand-cut steaks, tender ribs and freshly made from scratch dinner rolls.
Norton also said the restaurant's strong appeal is serving "fresh, quality food for a value."
"We make our food from scratch, even the bacon bits, croutons and dressings," she said. "We have an on-site meat cutter who hand-cuts every steak we serve and we also have an on-site baker who prepares our delicious rolls."
The first Texas Roadhouse opened in 1993. The steakhouse chain now has at least 580 locations in 49 states as well as 22 international locations in nine countries, according to its website.
Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., the company's restaurants average 5,000 customers a week. Those restaurants serve roughly 300,000 meals per day, the website also showed.