Texas BBQ chain eyes Kennewick property

KENNEWICK -- Kennewick may soon have a Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Columbia Center Boulevard.

The chain restaurants specialize in hand-cut steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood with a barbecue flavor.

Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., the chain approached George Dress, owner of the Pasco and Kennewick Ranch & Home stores about property, but nothing has been signed yet, he said.

According to State Environmental Policy Act paperwork, the proposed restaurant will be 7,000 square feet and seat 271.

The nearest Texas Roadhouse restaurants are in Boise, Couer d'Alene, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, according to the Texas Roadhouse website,