Kent Taylor, 65, the founder and chief executive of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, died by suicide after suffering from post-Covid-19 symptoms including severe tinnitus, the company and his
family said in a statement. Taylor founded Texas Roadhouse in 1993 with the goal of an “affordable, Texas-style” restaurant. He went on to open 611 locations in 49 states, and 28
international locations in 10 countries. Taylor remained active in operations, including personally picking songs for the jukeboxes.
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