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.




New Menu Items at Longhorn

Longhorn Steakhouse New Items: 

  • Champagne Lobster Filet: Center cut filet topped with lobster and finished with Champagne hollandaise, $24.49
  • Bourbon Molasses Pork Tenderloin (pictured): House brined, grilled pork tenderloin topped with bourbon molasses glaze; served with sweet corn & Cheddar spoon bread and green beans, $16.99
  • Housemade Spicy Wings: Fried chicken wings tossed in chile garlic sauce and served with ranch dressing, $8.99
  • Parmesan Mushroom Risotto: Risotto with porcini mushrooms topped with shaved Parmesan cheese, $3.99
  • Mushroom Truffle Bisque: Rich mushroom soup with truffle, sautéed shallot, onion & garlic, finished with sour cream drizzle, $5.49
  • Winter Brie Salad: Winter field greens tossed in blackberry vinaigrette with warm brie bites, dried cherries, red onion and mandarin oranges, $5.49
  • Bourbon Pecan Tart: Warm bourbon infused pecan pie with caramel drizzle, served with hot fudge and vanilla bean ice cream, $6.99

Availability: Through February 15

  • Renegade Sirloin and Lobster Shrimp Mac & Cheese: 8-ounce sirloin with lobster and grilled shrimp mac & cheese with aged white Cheddar sauce, served with a choice of side, $19.49
  • Flo’s Filet & Tail: 6-ounce center-cut filet with cold-water lobster tail brushed with butter, $27.99
Availability: Through January 4

LongHorn Steakhouse New Items:

  • Brew Pub Pretzel Sticks: Warm pretzel breadsticks served with Sam Adams beer cheese and bacon honey mustard, $6.29
  • Mushroom Truffle Bisque: Rich mushroom soup with sour cream drizzle, $5.29
  • Potato & Leek Au Gratin: Potatoes layered with aged white Cheddar cheese and bacon, topped with Parmesan breadcrumbs, $3.99
  • Bleu Ridge Wedge Salad: Heart of romaine topped with tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese, red onions and blue cheese dressing, $5.49, or $1.59 as a substitute for the salad that comes with entrees
  • Pumpkin Spice Lava Cake: Warm pumpkin spice cake, cream cheese icing, Maker’s Mark bourbon caramel sauce and candied pecans, $6.99
  • Harvest Mushroom Filet: Filet topped with shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms in bordelaise sauce, $21.99
  •  Apple Cider Baby Back Ribs: Ribs coated with sweet-and-savory hard cider barbecue glaze, $15.99 for a half rack, $19.99 for a full rack

Availability: Through November, 2014

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