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Kent Taylor chats with NBC's Larry Collmus

FULL INTERVIEW with UofL Men's Basketball Head Coach Kenny Payne - Part 4. WAVE Sports director Kent Taylor talks with UofL Men's Basketball Head Coach Kenny Payne on what he likes to do off the court. Louisville OBGYN calls Ky. law unclear on determining medically necessary abortions. Updated: Jun. 29,...
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6 takeaways from the autobiography of Texas Roadhouse founder Kent Taylor

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From the book: How $40K from John Y. Brown brought Kent Taylor back to Louisville

While his steakhouses were named after the Lonestar State, the late Kent Taylor called Louisville home. A Ballard High School grad, the Texas Roadhouse founder spent years working for different restaurant chains across the country from Colorado to North Carolina, trying to work his way up the corporate ladder to share some of his innovative ideas. When that didn't work — and he was at risk of losing his job as an area manager at KFC — Taylor decided to give one of his own dreamed-up concepts one last shot.

Texas Roadhouse releases memoir of late founder Kent Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The story of Louisville-based restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse’s late founder, Kent Taylor, has been compiled in a new book released Tuesday. Titled “Made From Scratch: The Legendary Success Story of Texas Roadhouse,” the book is a personal memoir written by Taylor explaining his story in creating the well-known steakhouse chain.

Kent Taylor book offers insight into Texas Roadhouse success

Before he died in March, Texas Roadhouse Inc. CEO and founder Kent Taylor was working on a book, that will be published Aug. 24. “Made From Scratch: The Legendary Success Story of Texas Roadhouse” recounts how Taylor built the successful Louisville, Ky.-based casual-dining company, which opened in 1993 and has grown to more than 640 restaurants systemwide in 49 states and 10 foreign countries. The company also includes the Bubba’s 33 sports-bar concept and the fast-casual Jaggers.

Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor dies from suicide after suffering lasting Covid symptoms

Kent Taylor, the CEO and co-founder of the Texas Roadhouse chain of steakhouses, has died due to suicide caused by "unbearable" complications caused by Covid-19, according to his family. Mr Taylor was battling lasting symptoms brought on by Covid-19, including tinnitus, according to a statement released by the family. “Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he was, but the suffering that greatly intensified in recent days became unbearable,” the statement read.Mr Taylor apparently set up a fund prior to his death to help military veterans also suffering from tinnitus.“But in true Kent fashion, he always...

Texas Roadhouse founder Kent Taylor dead at 65

Kent Taylor, the founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, died Thursday, the company said in a news release. He was 65. Taylor, 65, founded the Louisville, Kentucky-based public company in 1993, the Courier-Journal reported. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Kent Taylor. He founded Texas...