By Susan Tebben
A new Texas Roadhouse restaurant is on the docket at the zoning office and could be coming to Boardman.
“It is still in the planning stages, so they’re still working on the layout. But we’re a couple months into the process,” said Anna Mamone, Boardman Township zoning inspector.
Texas Roadhouse representatives approached the township about putting a new location in Boardman, though the site still is being kept under wraps as plans are finalized and permits are obtained, Mamone said.
In a month or so, the Louisville-based company should have more concrete information about landscaping plans and zoning permits, along with a time line on the arrival of the new restaurant.
A site-plan review has taken place, according to township Administrator Jason Loree, but zoning still is working on permits and getting the rest of the plans in action.
The Boardman location would join the nearly 400 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in the country.
A company representative could not be reached Thursday.
The company has been growing since it opened in 1993. At the end of 2004, the company reported 193 restaurants, and had 390 restaurants by the end of 2012, according to the company’s website.
Restaurant locations are focused in midsize markets where demand exists “because of population size, income levels and the presence of shopping and entertainment centers and a significant employment base,” according to investor documents.