LongHorn Steakhouse announced the opening of its first location in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The restaurant, best known for its atmosphere and flavor of the American West, is located at 3727 Denmark Drive in Council Bluffs. As part of its pre-opening training period, the restaurant recently hosted a Friends and Family night which helped raise more than $640 for the Iowa School for the Deaf.

The 6,200-square foot restaurant will employ more than 61 team members and seat more than 240 guests. Jonathan Grand, a restaurant industry veteran of four years, will serve as managing partner.

LongHorn opened its first restaurant in Atlanta 29 years ago and has grown steadily – becoming known for its passion for grilling fresh, never frozen, steaks served in a relaxed, comfortable steakhouse atmosphere. LongHorn is known for more than its signature hand-seasoned Flo’s Filet and the bone-in Outlaw Ribeye. LongHorn chefs love to grill fresh fish and chicken in addition to steak. Items such as LongHorn Salmon, a fresh, hand-cut salmon fillet seasoned with a bourbon marinade; fall-off-the-bone tender Baby Back Ribs; and Parmesan Crusted Chicken, two juicy chicken breasts grilled and topped with a parmesan cheese and garlic crust, are just some of the other specialties guests will find on the menu.

For more information about LongHorn, please visit www.longhornsteakhouse.com.