Press RoomPress Room

WANTED: Missing Armadillo

Sep 26, 2013

Texas Roadhouse Offers $1,000 Gift Card Reward for Missing Ol’ Dillo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 26, 2013) Because armadillos are close to its heart, Texas Roadhouse will award a $1,000 gift card for information leading to the return of Ol’ Dillo, a stuffed armadillo, stolen from Willie Nelson’s stage crew after a Sept. 19 show at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

“We are appalled at the theft of an armadillo,” said Travis Doster, Senior Director of Public Relations. “Such low-down behavior can’t be tolerated. We are also willing to enter into an armadillo exchange and give one of our armadillos to the bandit if they will return it to Willie.”

Andy the Armadillo, the restaurant’s mascot, is a beloved member of the Texas Roadhouse family.

Tipsters can call the restaurant at (800) TEX-ROAD. Video taken at the crime scene caught an unidentified woman with medium build and dark, shoulder-length hair casually approach the animal on stage and leave inconspicuously with the armadillo in hand.

Willie Nelson is friends with Kent Taylor, founder and CEO of Texas Roadhouse, and has partial ownership of two Texas Roadhouse locations in Austin, Texas. Every Texas Roadhouse has a booth or corner with Willie Nelson memorabilia.


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