Kent Taylor founded Texas Roadhouse Inc. in 1993 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since August 18, 2011. Mr. Taylor served as the Chief Executive Ofcer of Texas Roadhouse from 2000 to October 8, 2004 and its President from 1993 to 2000. He Founded and Co-Owner of Buckhead Bar and Grill in Louisville, Kentucky. He has over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Mr. Taylor serves as the Chairman at Texas Roadhouse Inc. and has been its Director since 2004. He has been a Director of Papa John’s International Inc. since May 2011.