Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

Route 66 travelers will find closed taverns today and restaurants capped at 50% capacity in Texas starting Monday after the governor imposed new restrictions because of a steep rise in coronavirus cases there. Gov. Greg Abbott issued these orders Friday: All bars and similar establishments that receive more than 51% of their gross receipts from … Continue reading Texas adds restrictions to restaurants, closes bars because of COVID-19 surge

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Arizona woman eats two 72-ounce steaks in an hour at Big Texan in Amarillo

Here's a stomach-churning feat: A woman from Arizona devoured not one, but two 72-ounce steak dinners in about an hour at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. The Big Texan posted this message and two photos on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon: This lovely lady @omgitsmiki from Tucson, AZ completed not only one, but TWO … Continue reading Arizona woman eats two 72-ounce steaks in an hour at Big Texan in Amarillo

Hotel project in Amarillo would connect with Big Texan Steak Ranch

The Amarillo City Council on Tuesday night approved a Tax lncrement Reinvestment Zone No. 2 development agreement that would connect a proposed four-story hotel with a walkway to the famous Big Texan Steak Ranch. According a story in the Amarillo Globe-News, developers are building a 123-unit Home2 Suites by Hilton along Interstate 40 on the city's east … Continue reading Hotel project in Amarillo would connect with Big Texan Steak Ranch

More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

While groundbreaking remains weeks away, the owners of the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo revealed many plans for a bigger restaurant and other attractions just down the road. The current Big Texan seats about 500 people, but customer demand has outgrown it with no room to expand. According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the restaurant loses more than … Continue reading More details released on future Big Texan Steak Ranch

Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

The answer: Yes. It sits on an obscure and short-lived alignment of Route 66 from the 1920s. More on this later. While recently reporting the Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, likely will begin building a bigger complex soon, I wrote this bit: Although the Big Texan no longer sits on Route 66, it began on Amarillo Boulevard … Continue reading Is the Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66?

Big Texan likely will begin building new complex by fall

The Big Texan Steak Ranch likely will begin building its new restaurant and entertainment complex after it submits its plans to the city of Amarillo in September, according to a report by KFDA-TV in Amarillo. The station reported a water park along Interstate 40 west of the Big Texan is being dismantled to make way … Continue reading Big Texan likely will begin building new complex by fall

Land purchase allows a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch

The purchase of 14 acres on the east side of Amarillo, Texas, will allow the building of a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch that may open by November 2017. The purchase brings the total acreage owned the Big Texan west of the current restaurant site to about 150. The Amarillo Globe-News reported: Owners plan to use the space … Continue reading Land purchase allows a bigger Big Texan Steak Ranch

Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

The Big Texan Steak Ranch in east Amarillo may move from the location it's called home more for than 40 years, according to a big article in the Amarillo Globe-News. Co-owners Bobby and Danny Lee, sons of late Big Texan founder Bob Lee, told the newspaper the Big Texan is bursting at the seams with customers, and something's gotta … Continue reading Big Texan Steak Ranch considers moving

Dying dog taken on a big road trip

One of my favorite milestones from #pohthedogsbigadventure with @djneilarmstrong and @goumada. Getting to the end of Route 66, signifying that we made it all the across the country. This was already almost 2 months ago... And the trip we took started 10 weeks ago now. When my parents found out I was sick, it seemed … Continue reading Dying dog taken on a big road trip

Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes

Molly Schuyler, the 120-pound Nebraska woman who ate two 72-ounce steak dinners in one 15-minute sitting at Amarillo's Big Texan Steak Ranch a year ago, devoured three 72-ounce steak dinners in a mere 20 minutes Sunday afternoon and broke a record, according to the Amarillo Globe-News. The crowd cheered as Schuyler, a Nebraska native who … Continue reading Woman eats three 72-ounce steak dinners in 20 minutes