This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Consumer Reports Shouts Out To Noisiest Restaurants In America

When Consumer Reports surveyed more than 47,000 diners, they named Texas Roadhouse Inc. (Nasdaq: TXRH) as the noisiest chain in America. Although not intended as a compliment, it was music to the restaurant’s ears.

“We are proud to be loud,” says Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of the 380-unit Texas Roadhouse. “Upbeat country music, laughter, full restaurants and line dancing make for a great experience. It sure beats the heck out of wine sipping, chirping crickets and clinking silverware.”

Conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center, the survey results are based on information from 47,565 subscriber responses and 110,517 visits to full-service restaurant chains between April 2010 and April 2011. The results were printed in the August 2012 issue.

Consumer Reports divided restaurants into nine categories, listing Texas Roadhouse in the Pub Style/Grill section. The survey asked diners to rate each restaurant on taste, value, service and mood. Texas Roadhouse scored well in three out of the four categories, but missed a beat in mood because of the noise.

“We celebrated when the magazine named us the top value in America a few years ago, and we are proud of how loud and busy we are this year,” said Taylor.

Texas Roadhouse restaurants offer a unique atmosphere. Each location features a jukebox that plays upbeat (and apparently loud) country music. The staff also performs line dances throughout the night and celebrates guest birthdays with a loud birthday cheer.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. In just 19 years, Texas Roadhouse has grown to more than 380 locations in 47 states. The company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,719.92 -78.57 -0.44%
S&P 500 2,080.41 -9.70 -0.46%
NASDAQ 5,108.6660 -18.8590 -0.37%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs