Message Received: Texas Land & Cattle Goes Back to Its Roots

New menu features long-time favorite Steak Soup, Texas-themed additions

Message Received: Texas Land & Cattle Goes Back to Its RootsThis January, the popular Texas Land & Cattle chain was bought out by its top two executives, who pledged to refresh the brand, reestablish category leadership and bring the concept back to its Texas roots.

Their boldest move to date was unveiled last week when the restaurant rolled out its new menu featuring the return of its signature Steak Soup and a handful of new dishes destined to become instant classics. The polished paper menus are now gone, replaced by a new design that better reflects the familiar Texas character beloved by its Guests.

“Our new menu sends an unmistakable message that we are listening to our most passionate Guests, returning to our roots and featuring the best of Texas cuisine,” said Scott Smith, chairman & chief executive officer of Texas Land & Cattle. “While steak will always be the core of our brand, we are committed to celebrating the full breadth of the Lone Star State’s culinary treasures. We have the Texas Coast, which brings us great seafood; the Texas Border, which allows us to share tacos and enchiladas with a unique Texas twist; and don’t forget the Texas Plains, which deliver the savory indulgence of Country Fried Sirloin, our famous ribs and Hickory Smoked Chicken.”

Message Received: Texas Land & Cattle Goes Back to Its RootsGuest feedback on another major change, made in February, has been unequivocally positive. The company’s partnership with the sixth-generation Hartley Ranch in Stephenville allows Texas Land & Cattle restaurants to exclusively serve premium 100% Angus beef from one of the top registered genuine Angus breeders in the United States. The cattle selected for this program have never received antibiotics or added growth hormones.

“We’ve made several improvements to the restaurants over the last year, but some of the changes frankly went against the grain of the brand,” said Tim Dungan, president of the Plano-based restaurant chain. “Our most loyal Guests spoke up and shared their frustration. We want them to know we heard them loud and clear, and we agree. We’ve brought back our signature Steak Soup, along with some delicious new items, and we’ve got a few more surprises around the corner that will delight them even more!”

With an eye toward attracting a younger demographic, Texas Land & Cattle is also emphasizing its wide array of Texas craft spirits, wines and craft beers from local microbreweries such as Rabbit Hole and Lakewood Brewing Company.

“At Texas Land & Cattle, we believe in supporting all things Texas and we are committed to carrying Texas-made products whenever possible,” continued Dungan. “Again, it’s Texans helping Texans. It’s as simple as that.”

Texas Land & Cattle currently owns and operates 26 restaurants in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico and North Carolina. To find the location nearest you, visit

Plano-based Texas Land & Cattle is a popular restaurant chain noted for its unique “Texas Craft Dining” experience. Renowned for its premium steaks sourced exclusively from Hartley Ranch in Stephenville, TX, as well as a Texas-inspired menu of traditional favorites, the brand offers premium dining quality and service at casual dining prices. The company also owns and operates the Lone Star Steakhouse chain, America’s trusted brand for quality Texas-style dining delivered with a Texas-sized value. For the location nearest you, visit