Neighborhood favorite to return this summer.
LongHorn Steakhouse, part of Orlando, Florida-based Darden Restaurants, will start to rebuild its restaurant at Toco Hills this coming Monday, March 21st. The restaurant has been closed since early June 2014 when a fire, believed to have started in the restaurant's kitchen, caused tremendous damage. The partially burned restaurant sat idle for months before it was finally demolished in early February of last year.
Zoning and variance related requests began to appear at the property last summer but work never got off the ground.
Heidi Schauer, media representative for LongHorn told me by phone this week that with construction slated to begin Monday, the restaurant should be on schedule for a mid to late August reopening.
Schauer went on to say, "We are really excited to be reopening at Toco Hills. We know that our guests have missed us and we look forward to serving the community this summer."
Are you excited to finally be seeing progress towards LongHorn's reopening? What is your favorite LongHorn menu item? Has anyone seen Flo?
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