Ted Turner's Restaurant Chain Closes Nine Locations
"It's been a rough time for our industry," said George McKerrow, founder of LongHorn Steakhouse and chief executive of Ted's Montana Grill in an article on National Restaurant News. "We had to get smaller before we get bigger."
The nine Ted's Montana Grill units that were closed were in Kansas City, Missouri (three restaurants); Wichita, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Schaumburg, Illinois; Sterling, Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina. A new Ted's Montana Grill opened in Boulder, Colorado this autumn and other possible new locations could include Boise, Idaho, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Florida is also a strong location for the chain and new Florida markets are being considered. The restaurant is also working on integrating lighter fare including more salads and a vegetable plate.