Nashville-based steakhouse chain known for serving up large portions of meat and potatoes.. In Short Founded in 1991, this company-owned and franchised eatery is famous for one thing: steak. With a decor reminiscent of the classic wood-paneled roadhouses that lined Route 66, this restaurant serves up mouthwatering, gigantic portions of mesquite-grilled and hand-cut steaks. Families and friends with rumbling stomachs start off with bottomless peanuts before diving into sirloins, rib-eyes and prime rib. Bigger appetites go for the 20-ounce porterhouse. Lighter, non-red-meat items include teriyaki-grilled chicken and Santa Fe tilapia.