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Texas Roadhouse will open a new location at 3755 Union Road in Cheektowaga at 4 p.m. Monday.

The Kentucky-headquartered restaurant chain is known for its fresh, hand-cut steaks, free buckets of peanuts and its Western theme.

Its only other local store is at 900 Young St. in North Tonawanda. The new location will employ 178 people.

Texas Roadhouse has more than 500 locations in 49 states.

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