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Corpus Christi’s Mike Schmidt Named Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner of the Year

May 09, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 9, 2013) – Mike Schmidt, of Corpus Christi, is the Texas Roadhouse Managing Partner of the Year, which is the company’s highest honor.  He was chosen from a pool of more than 400 managers nationwide at the company’s annual conference in Maui this week.

The award recognizes the Managing Partner, or general manager, that best displays characteristics of an operational leader. Schmidt and the other 20 finalists were judged on seven criteria: Legendary Food, Legendary Service, Legendary Marketing, Legendary Culture, Legendary People, Legendary Profits and Legendary Pride and Passion.

“This award is truly a team effort,” says Schmidt. “I would like to thank my management team, staff for their hard work, and the Corpus Christi community for their support in creating a Legendary culture over the past eight years.”

He received a new Corvette, a lead crystal replica of a Texas Roadhouse restaurant, a Managing Partner of the Year ring, a gold belt buckle and a check for $25,000.

Schmidt has been the Managing Partner of the Corpus Christi location, located at 2029 S. Padre Island Drive, for 12 ½ years and prior to that worked for Texas Roadhouse in Florida for 3 ½ years.  

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 395 locations in 48 states, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The Louisville, KY based company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere. In 2012 Texas Roadhouse was named Top Steakhouse in the Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks survey, in 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200 Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit