Longhorn opens Monday
by CHRISTY ARMSTRONG, Banner Staff Writer
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LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE, the new restaurant located on Holiday Inn Express Way, just off Paul Huff Parkway, will open its doors Monday. Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE, the new restaurant located on Holiday Inn Express Way, just off Paul Huff Parkway, will open its doors Monday. Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
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A new Cleveland restaurant, Longhorn Steakhouse, will officially open its doors Monday at the spot restaurant management thought might be a prime place for them to serve prime rib.

The restaurant is located just off Paul Huff Parkway at 4305 Holiday Inn Express Way, adjacent to the hotel.

Leeann Pulliam, managing partner of Cleveland’s Longhorn Steakhouse location, said the property’s proximity to Interstate 75 and nearby shopping areas made the location a promising one.

“We typically look for vibrant, growing trade areas that have close proximity to retail and access to residential areas,” Pulliam said. “The new location was chosen based on the long-term growth potential for the area, and its proximity to I-75 was a major factor in that decision.”

The restaurant consists of 6,327 square feet of space and can seat around 240 diners at a time.

The cost to build a Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant is generally about $3 million for capital purchases for things such as land, building materials, equipment and furnishings, a company representative said.

Steak is the restaurant’s claim to fame, and the menu features “fresh — never frozen” steaks with many choices of cuts, Pulliam said. However, the menu features “distinctive dishes” made with meats like chicken and fish as well.

The restaurant will begin serving diners at 11 a.m. on Monday.

“We’re so happy to be here in Cleveland and are thankful for the support and warm welcome we’ve received so far,” Pulliam said. “We look forward to serving this wonderful community.” 

LongHorn Steakhouse is part of a chain that consists of more than 400 restaurants in 37 states. The chain is owned by Darden Restaurants, which also owns Olive Garden.