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.




Strawberry Salad

Longhorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 1

1 1/2 cup baby leaf lettuce
4 small fresh strawberries,sliced
6 seedless grapes,cut in half
1/4 cup Mandarin orange,sections
8 small blackberries
1/4 cup feta cheese,crumbled
2 tablespoons Ken's Steakhouse Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Pile on the salad greens, add sliced strawberries, cut grapes, orange sections and blackberries. Crumble the feta cheese over the top. Drizzle Lite Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette over the top.


  1. And red onions and walnuts!

  2. I believe the original dressing had yogurt or something in it, because it was pale pink and creamy. I make it using Ken's Vinaigrette with like a teaspoon or tablespoon vanilla yogurt. Cuts the acidicness of the vinaigrette and makes it super delish withthe salad.