Texas Roadhouse CEO gives up entire salary to assist front-line employees

Chains catch a lot of slack from people. I try to see both sides of it. I completely understand supporting locally owned restaurants and feel I do more than my share of eating out at the mom-and-pop shops. But I also won’t shy away from the fact that I do eat out at chains because let’s face it, my appetites holds no boundaries.

With that, a story from a chain restaurant caught my eye and I just had to share it.

Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor gave up his salary to pay front-line employees during COVID-19 outbreak. He recently agreed to forego his salary from mid-March until January 2021 according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

In that filing, it stated the funds would be made available to assist front-line hourly restaurant employees. While Texas Roadhouse remains open, their dining rooms have closed and that has affected so many front-line employees.

Kent Taylor…… I applaud you.


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