Texas Roadhouse may not have any control over the rising price of food, the chain does have control over its business strategy. Currently, FSR Magazine reports that about 12% of the chain’s sales come from takeout orders, so placing more emphasis on that avenue of business could help increase profit margins.
For example, restaurants that focus more on takeout and delivery than dine-in service can work out of smaller, lower-rent spaces while also employing fewer people. This, obviously, translates to lower costs for labor and operation, while still churning out orders in high volume.
On a similar note, Texas Roadhouse could implement additional technologies to help streamline business while also reducing the number of staff members. Options like mobile check-in, finding available tables, and self-serve kiosks could assist restaurants in managing dine-in crowds with fewer servers on the floor at a time. All we can say for sure is that Texas Roadhouse seems determined to keep its customers at the forefront.