On Monday July 7th, the second Colorado location of LongHorn Steakhouse, in Centennial, opened it’s doors. LongHorn Steakhouse is a upscale chain owned by Darden restaurants; but was founded back in 1981 by George McKerrow, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia. Since it’s founding LongHorn has been focused on offering it’s customers a great steak. Even today LongHorn prides itself on serving, “Hand seasoned, expertly grilled, fresh, never frozen steaks.” Generally, LongHorn delivers on it’s promises. Their steaks are high quality, flavorful, and handled well.
The newest location was welcomed with open arms not only by local dinners for the great food, but by the City of Centennial as well. In fact the opening, including a ribbon cutting, was attended by Mayor Kathy Noon.
Certainly there is a lot for the city to like about LongHorn’s presence in Centennial. The restaurant will bring 80-100 new jobs to the city, and of course, a new dinning option for residents. In addition to these more obvious benefits, LongHorn also participates in it’s parent company’s Darden Harvest program. Both the Centennial LongHorn and all other locations across the county contribute unused food to local food banks daily. According to triplepundit.com Darden also has some pretty solid environmental policies and corporate social responsibility programs, which make the company a good and desired neighbor.
The newest LongHorn Steak House is definitely worth a visit; you’ll enjoy the food, and the peace of mind supporting a restaurant chain that values it’s local community.