February 16, 2018
Texas Roadhouse is a legendary steak restaurant with a Western theme serving American cuisine from mouth-watering steaks and ribs to made-from-scratch sides. Many know it for its free buckets of peanuts at each table along with free yeast rolls.
The chain operates about 450 locations in 49 U.S. states.
Texas Roadhouse has a distinct warm and friendly environment, illuminated with pink incandescent lamps in the track fixtures and silver tip A-lamps in the pendant fixtures above the tables. They had a goal of saving energy and less maintenance but didn’t want to alter their existing aesthetics in the dining area. The kitchen’s fluorescents needed to be upgraded with a brighter, white light that required less maintenance.
Creating a solution that fit these set requirements was a challenge TEU was ready to take on. After some testing to provide the correct color, beam angles and lumen output in the dining area our Lighting Designers selected pink 9W LED BR lamps to replace the 65W incandescents in the track fixtures and 5W silver tip LED A-lamps to replace the 60W A-bulbs above the tables. In the kitchen the 40W 4’
fluorescents were retrofitted with 5000 Kelvin, 19W LED lamps to brighten and visually enhance the task at hand. The TEU Engineered Solution allowed Texas Roadhouse to keep the same aesthetics in their dining area, brightened the kitchen and reduced their energy consumption an average of 72.6%, with LED lamps under warranty for 5 years.