Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor dies

  • He has been in the position of CEO at Texas Roadhouse for almost 10 years
  • Jerry Morgan taking over

(exechange) — Louisville, Kentucky, March 19, 2021 — Kent Taylor, chief executive of Texas Roadhouse, has died. Texas Roadhouse announced his death on Thursday, March 18, 2021. W.Kent Taylor has been in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Texas Roadhouse, Inc. for almost 10 years.

Kent Taylor’s duties as CEO will be taken over by Gerald L. (Jerry) Morgan, most recently President of Texas Roadhouse Inc.

In the position of CEO since 2011

Kent Taylor became CEO of the Company in 2011.

Kent Taylor founded Texas Roadhouse in 1993 and held various positions, including most recently Chairman of the Board and CEO.

Taylor has been the Company’s founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, a position he resumed in August 2011.

Taylor previously served as Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until 2004, at which time Taylor became Chairman of the Company, an executive position.

Additionally, Taylor assumed the position of President of the Company on June 24, 2019, a position he previously served as from 1993 until 2000.

Before his founding of the Company’s concept in 1993, Taylor founded and co-owned Buckhead Bar and Grill in Louisville, Kentucky.

Taylor previously served on the Board of Directors of Papa John’s International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) from 2011 until 2018.

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