US – Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced today a unexpected death of founder and CEO Kent Tayor who has ran the company since 1993.
The company that started in Clarksville Indiana has grown to a national chain known for its quality steak.
Tayor was originally from Louisville Kentucky.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Lead Director Greg Moore released a statement:
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kent Taylor. He founded Texas Roadhouse and dedicated himself to building it into a legendary experience for “Roadies” and restaurant guests alike. During the pandemic, he gave up his entire compensation package to help support his frontline workers. This selfless act was no surprise to anyone who knew Kent and his strong belief in servant leadership. He was without a doubt, a people-first leader. His entrepreneurial spirit will live on in the company he built, the projects he supported and the lives he touched.”