PHOTOS: Texas Roadhouse Honors Fallen Heroes by Setting Table for Service Members Killed in Afghanistan

by Samantha Whidden

Following the devastating attack on the Kabul airport that left 13 U.S. military servicemen and more than 165 Afghans dead, restaurant chain Texas Roadhouse sets tables for fallen services members who were killed. 

Social media users across the country are sharing pictures of booths in Texas Roadhouse restaurants that are for the fallen troops. Each table has 13 beers, an American flag, and a reserved sign. 

One Twitter user writes, “Texas Roadhouse in Hendersonville making me proud to live here. To every soldier that has dedicated themselves to our country, you have my respect and my gratitude.”

Another Twitter user also shared a snapshot of a similar setup in Holmdel, New Jersey’s Texas Roadhouse location, honoring the servicemen. “This brought a real, real tear to my eye. Thank you @texasroadhouse of Holmdel, NJ.”

U.S. Reponds to the Kabul Airport Attack With Airstrike

After the Kabul Airport Attack, the U.S. launched an airstrike against an ISIL-KP member in Nangarhar Province. President Biden issued a statement about the airstrike stating it wasn’t the last. He vowed to hunt down any person involved in the airport attack and make them pay. 

“The situation on the ground continues to be extremely dangerous. And the threat of terrorist attacks on the airport remains high,” the President declares. He also shares U.S. commanders are taking every possible measure to prioritize force protection. 

CNN also reported that Maj Gen. Hank Taylor, Deputy Director of the Joint Staff For Regional Operations, confirms two high-profile ISIS targets were killed in the airstrike. Only one of the targets is alive. “Without specifying any future plans, I will say that we will continue to have the ability to defend ourselves. And to leverage over-the-horizon capability to conduct counterterrorism operations as needed.”

Autobiography for Texas Roadhouse’s Founder Kent Taylor is Released 

Less than a year after Kent Taylor’s death, the autobiography of the Texas Roadhouse founder is now available.

According to Louisville Business First, Vice President of Communications at the restaurant chain, Travis Doster, received text messages that had photos of Taylor’s hand-written paragraphs. New York Times bestselling authors, Adrain Gostick and Chester Elton edited the book.

The new autobiography reveals the highs and lows of the Texas Roadhouse founder’s journey to becoming a successful restaurant owner. Taylor also did not shy away from his own personal struggles through the years. He reveals more details about those struggles in his book.

“In today’s society that only likes to share the good things, I love that [Texas Roadhouse’s Taylor] was so vulnerable and shared it all,” Doster stated. “I think everybody can learn from that.”

According to the New York Times, the Texas Roadhouse founder committed suicide in March 2021 due to health issues. He fought his illness very hard, but the symptoms became too much for him.