With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.
Baked Sweet Potato
BAKED SWEET POTATO
Lone Star Steakhouse Copycat Recipe
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup whipped butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake yams for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. When they are done, they will be very soft in the center, and you will see liquid from the potato oozing out and charring. When the potato is sliced open, the inside of the skin will be charred black from the caramelizing sugar in the potato. This is a perfectly cooked potato.Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
To serve, slice a potato down the center. Add in two tablespoons of whipped butter, then sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar over the top.