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LongHorn Steak House

LongHorn Steakhouse is a chain of about 500 restaurants dedicated to serving quality steaks.

The restaurant was founded in 1981 in Atlanta by George McKerrow, Jr.. The restaurateur says the business was floundering when a freak snowstorm hit Atlanta. Mr. McKerrow opened his doors to the pstranded motorists and served dollar drinks. These motorists began spreading the word about the hospitality they received in times of need. This set the chain on a path to rapid expansion

The company merged with Capital Grill as part of a corporation called RARE Hospitality. Darden Restaurant Group then acquired RARE.

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Corporate History

I derived the history prior to 1997 from Funding Universe. I could not find good information about the creation of RARE Hospitality and the merger with Capital Grill.

NOTE: I could not find information about the fate of Skeeter's.

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  1. Wikipedia - LongHorn Steakhouse (Drawn 10/13/2019)
  2. Darden Acquires RARE (Drawn 10/13/2019)
  3. Funding Universe - Rare Hospitality History (Drawn 10/14/2019)
  4. Business Wire - Charlie Brown to acquire Bugaboo Creek (Drawn 10/14/2019)
  5. GET Filings - RARE Hospitality 10K (Drawn 10/14/2019)

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