This new Texas-sized restaurant will bring 225 jobs to Turlock when it opens in fall

A new national restaurant chain is poised to give Turlock a Texas-sized welcome this fall. Work on the new Texas Roadhouse on Countryside Drive continues, with plans for a mid-October opening for the popular steakhouse chain. To get ready for its debut, the company is accepting applications to staff the massive new restaurant. Hiring is underway to fill some 225 jobs, including front- and back-of-house positions. Applicants can go to the Texas Roadhouse careers page at Walk-in interviews are also being conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday in the former Army/Navy recruiting center in the same Countryside Plaza Shopping Center, across the parking lot from the restaurant construction site.

AA Texas Roadhouse4.jpgA new Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Countryside Drive will open in by mid-October 2022. Photographed in Turlock, Calif., on August 23, 2022. Applicants should take their resumes and two forms of identification to the walk-up interviews. The company’s careers page lists more than a dozen open positions, from service manager to line cook, baker to bartender and more.

The restaurant chain is known for its big steaks and Texas-themed ambiance, which includes free peanuts and fresh baked bread at tables. Founded in 1993, the company is actually headquartered in Kentucky. The steakhouse chain has 610 locations in 49 states as well as international sites.
The Turlock location will be the chain’s first in the Central Valley city. It will replace the city’s old Hometown Buffet, which closed permanently during the pandemic. The new company chose to tear down the existing building to build the distinctive 8,300-square-foot Texas Roadhouse, with construction starting earlier this year.

A company representative said the Turlock site is among the chain’s larger restaurant models and will be able to seat 420 people at a time. That will make it one of the city’s largest-capacity restaurants, if not the outright largest. This will be the second Texas Roadhouse location in Stanislaus County. The first opened in Modesto in 2013 on Sisk Road and has been a popular draw ever since. This year, the national steakhouse chain was ranked the 27th top largest national restaurant chain by Nation’s Restaurant News, an industry trade journal, with $3.4 billion in sales last year.

Another industry trade journal, FSR, ranked the company No. 4 in casual chain earnings per restaurant this year — with $6.4 million earned per year per restaurant. Once open, the new Turlock Texas Roadhouse will serve dine-in and takeout daily for dinner, and weekends for lunch and dinner. For more information, visit

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