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Roadhouse expanding to cut wait times in Springfield store.


Texas Roadhouse will hire 10 to 15 people after it completes a nearly $200,000 expansion.

The restaurant, located at 1750 N. Bechtle Ave., will add more than 450 square feet to the building — providing space for eight more tables and up to 50 people, said David Willey, a managing partner of the Springfield store.

“When you give good service, you grow,” said John Detrick, Clark County commissioner. “Texas Roadhouse is one of the most successful chains in west-central Ohio.”

Crews broke ground on the restaurant’s expansion last week, and the entire project is expected to be completed in several weeks, Willey said.

“We’ve had steady growth in our 11 years in Springfield, so we decided to add on and accommodate more people and cut down on wait time,” Willey said, adding that 40 stores chain wide have made similar expansions.

“Our number one complaint company wide is the wait time,” he said.

The chain has around 30 stores in Ohio, and 400 locations national. Springfield’s restaurant is one of 30 test spots in the country where Texas Roadhouse tries out new food items.

“We’ve been a test store for about 2 years now,” Willey said. “We’ve done very well on our internal audits and with people grading food and guest experiences.”

The restaurant is celebrating 12 years in business this year, and it employs about 105 people locally.


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