I’m not sure exactly which type of person I am, but I’m definitely not a’meat and potatoes’ kind of person. My dad used to describe me as ‘longhorn’ and that was no problem. I was a very casual eater who would go out to dinner almost every night with the family. At the time, I was a sophomore in college, so a lot of the people I worked with were upperclassmen.
This was the era when steak was a big deal in the mid-60’s. Dad’s business was growing and in fact, he was one of the first to go vegetarian. I was a bit younger than the other employees, so I definitely would have had to do some of the cooking myself.
Yes, my dad was a vegetarian, but he was extremely careful about choosing meat. I’m not sure what his reasons were (other than that he couldn’t afford it), but I imagine that he was afraid of his meat-eating habits ruining his family. I’m convinced that the fact that dad was a vegetarian saved his family and kept them going for a very long time.
As it turns out, my father could not afford to eat meat. And he was a very careful vegetarian. I dont have any idea what his reasons were other than he didnt want to ruin his family, but I imagine that he didnt trust that meat-eating habits would ruin his family. Im convinced that the fact that my father was a vegetarian saved his family and kept them going for a very long time.
In fact, in a letter written to him from prison, he wrote, “I hope you realise that I am one of you. I am a very strong and determined man. I am always ready and willing to help my family. I am trying to help you, too. I hope you realise that I am one of you. I am a very strong and determined man. I am always ready and willing to help my family. I am trying to help you, too.
So it may very well be that the fact that my father was a vegetarian saved his family and their time, but it also saved him from a life of crime. A vegetarian who didn’t eat meat may have had no other choice, but his family survived on the few times they did eat meat. That is probably why my father saved the family and why they are still together as a family.
For someone like me, who has always been a person who loves food, it is so easy to feel like the family business is all I have. But I see how it may have been for my father. He could have been one of those people who had to choose between going to prison and getting into a family business. He could have been a victim of a horrible family scandal.
It’s a funny thing to think about. My father was a longhorn steakhouse manager. The family was the family business. The business was him. The business was everything he did.
To me, the longhorn steakhouse is a family of people who are all the same, but not the same. The longhorn steakhouse is a business that goes on forever. It is the family business. It is the family. It is everyone at the longhorn steakhouse. And because it is a family business, the longhorn steakhouse is the family. The longhorn steakhouse is you.
At Longhorn Steakhouse, our steakhouse is all about family. The steakhouse is the family. It is the steakhouse. The steakhouse is everyone at the steakhouse.