Saltgrass Steak House

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Saltgrass Steak House
Founded 1991
Headquarters Houston, Texas, United States
Key people
Tilman J. Fertitta (President, CEO & Sole Owner)
Owner Landry's Restaurants

Saltgrass Steak House is an American restaurant concept with more than 50 locations across the country. The company is based in Houston, Texas, and is wholly owned by Landry’s, Inc.[1][2]


The first Saltgrass Steak House opened in March of 1991 along the Katy Freeway (I-10) in Houston.[3] It sits along the historic trail where cattle herders would drive their livestock south to graze on the salt grasses of the Texas Gulf Coast. Every year, as team of riders travel the trail before the opening of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo they pass by the original restaurant.[4]

Acquisition by Landry’s, Inc.[edit]

In September 2002, Tilman Fertitta, president, CEO and sole owner of Landry’s, Inc., announced his company had acquired Saltgrass Steak House, then a 24-unit chain, for $75 million.[5] Fertitta moved the restaurant’s operations to Landry’s headquarters in the Uptown area of Houston. [6]


  1. ^ "Saltgrass Steak House - Texas to the Bone!". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Saltgrass Steak House - North Dallas - Dallas, TX". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  3. ^ Bailey, Mary (2013-03-17). "Houston Rodeo stirs up memories for Pecos cattle rancher - Your Houston News: News". Your Houston News. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  4. ^ Web design by Valiant Media - "Saltgrass Steak House - Texas to the Bone!". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  5. ^ "Company News; Landry'S Agrees To Buy Saltgrass Restaurant Chain - New York Times". 2002-09-12. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  6. ^ "News". Retrieved 2013-11-04. 

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