Kent Taylor Biography – Kent Taylor Wiki
Wayne Kent Taylor was the founder and CEO of American chain restaurant Texas Roadhouse, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. He founded Texas Roadhouse in 1993 and held various positions, including most recently Chairman of the Board and CEO. He opened the first Texas Roadhouse in Clarksville, Indiana, in 1993. Prior to founding Texas Roadhouse, Taylor worked at casual-dining icon Bennigan’s from 1983–1989, before heading over to KFC.
Texas Roadhouse is a casual dining concept with over 630 restaurants system-wide in 49 states and ten foreign countries. The restaurant is “famous for our Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-From-Scratch Sides, Ice-Cold Beer and our irresistible Fresh-Baked Bread,” according to the Texas Roadhouse website.
The Louisville-based company has grown to more than 530 locations in 49 states with system-wide revenues of $1.3 billion. The company, which went public in 2004 and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol TXRH, opened its first international location in Dubai in 2011.
He was a supporter of a number of organizations, including Homes for Our Troops, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics Kentucky, and the Kentucky Nature Conservancy. A Louisville native, Taylor attended the University of North Carolina on a track scholarship, and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Kent Taylor Texas Roadhouse Age
Kent Taylor died on March 18, 2021. He was 65 years old.
Kent Taylor Death
Kent Taylor died on March 18, 2021, at the age of 65, the Lead Director of Texas Roadhouse, Inc., Greg Moore, confirmed in a statement on behalf of the Board of Directors. Texas Roadhouse, Inc. announced the passing of its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kent Taylor, in the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kent Taylor. He founded Texas Roadhouse and dedicated himself to building it into a legendary experience for “Roadies” and restaurant guests alike. During the pandemic, he gave up his entire compensation package to help support his frontline workers. This seless act was no surprise to anyone who knew Kent and his strong belief in servant leadership. He was without a doubt, a people-rst leader. His entrepreneurial spirit will live on in the company he built, the projects he supported and the lives he touched.”
Kent Taylor Cause of Death
Kent Taylor’s cause of death was not revealed.
Kent Taylor Wife
Details about Kent Taylor’s wife are not available.
Kent Taylor Family – Kent Taylor Children
A list of survivors was not immediately available.
Kent Taylor Texas Roadhouse Net Worth
Kent Taylor’s net worth is estimated to be $605 Million. According to Texas Roadhouse’s end of fiscal 2017, operating income rose by 11 percent to $186.2 million and net income rose by 13.1 percent to $131.5 million. Texas Roadhouse completed its IPO in October 2004. The company, which previously had operated under the corporate title Texas Roadhouse LLC, changed its official name to Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Slightly more than nine million shares were sold to the public at $17.50 per share, raising $159.3 million and netting Taylor $100.2 million. After the offering, Taylor remained in financial control of the company, holding 61.6 percent of Texas Roadhouse stock.