LongHorn Steakhouse has officially opened its doors to the Owensboro community, Tuesday, Oct. 10, located at 2974 Heartland Crossing Blvd.

Mayor Tom Watson helped welcome the restaurant during a “lasso cutting” celebration with city and restaurant officials on Tuesday afternoon.

LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on fresh, never frozen, expertly grilled and boldly seasoned steaks – like its famous bone-in Outlaw Ribeye – that are prepared by a Certified LongHorn Grill Master. The restaurant’s design celebrates the natural beauty of the American West, with interiors featuring contemporary artwork and sculptures of horses, western landscapes and sunsets complemented by warm tones, wood and stone.

The 5,883 square-foot restaurant seats more than 200 guests and created more than 80 new jobs for the community. As part of its pre-opening training period, the restaurant hosted Friends and Family events with proceeds benefiting the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club.