Texas Roadhouse shopping Roch.
OK. I admit it.
Many of my readers are just as capable of doing my job as I am.
Take Lou Boness of Rochester.
He ate at a Texas Roadhouse in Wisconsin last week and thought the national steak-and-ribs restaurant chain would be a good fit here in the Med City.
He wrote me Monday to ask if one would be coming soon, especially since I have previously written about the chain's interest in Rochester.
Starting in 2008, I had reported on a deal being in the works to bring a Texas Roadhouse into the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.
That project kind of cooled off with the economy, and I had not checked on the steak place's interest in Rochester for a while.
Before I could respond to Boness' email (And yes, I'm embarrassed that a corporation responded to Boness before I did), he took the initiative to directly ask Texas Roadhouse about coming to the Med City.
Here's the answer he received back:
"Thank you for the kind words.
"Rochester has been in the works for some time, a couple of land deals have fallen through.
"I did just hear today that the founder of our company will be in Rochester next week to look at a couple of sites. He looks at all sites before we build.
"If they find something this week, it would be in 2012 at the soonest … we are booked in this area for new stores for the rest of 2011."
There you go, Texas Roadhouse fans.
Good job, Lou. Thanks for the help.