New Business: LongHorn Steakhouse to ‘cut lasso’ in Dover

The final touches are being put on the LongHorn Steakhouse in preparation for its anticipated grand opening on May 1. The steakhouse is located in the Capital Commons complex at 805 N. DuPont Highway, alongside Big Lots, Burlington and Panera Bread. (Delaware State News/Mike Finney)

DOVER — LongHorn Steakhouse will officially open its newest location in Dover on May 1 at 3 p.m. for dinner, according to the restaurant’s owners. The new location in the Capital Commons shopping center at 505 N. DuPont Highway will the being normal hours the following day.

“We identified Dover and the Capital Commons shopping center as a great place to open a new restaurant, with long-term growth potential,” said managing partner Ray Nash. “We’ve received outstanding support from the community, and are looking forward to getting to know each of our guests. We’re very happy to be opening the second LongHorn Steakhouse in the state of Delaware right here in Dover.”

The state’s other LongHorn Steakhouse is in Bear.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will host a “lasso cutting” ceremony next Tuesday at 2 p.m. in with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce. During the event, the restaurant team will select one guest to mark the opening moment by making the first steak cut, said organizers.

The newly constructed building is 5,842 square feet, will host up to 200 guests and create around 80 new jobs.

According to management, servicing the community is part of the restaurants mission. They claim that they regularly “support organizations and individuals” who share their value of “doing things the right way through fundraising efforts, donations and grants that benefit local organizations and causes.”

Management also noted that the new restaurant will participate in the “LongHorn Harvest program” and will donate unused food to a local food bank each week in Dover. LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants claim to have donated more than 18.9 million pounds of food to local non-profit organizations across the country through this program.

Ribbon Cutting

• Peace of Mind Billing Specialists — the payroll service business hosted a ribbon cutting with the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce on April 13. Contact them at 443-848-9721 or 302-470-5769 or fax at 302-398-8614.

• KiwinSoft Innovative Web App Solutions — will host a ribbon cutting at 311 Stonebrook Place in Dover this Friday at noon. The company specializes in personalized software. For more information, call 302-465-3452 or visit

Now Open

• Pandora — franchise jewelery store opened a new location in Dover Mall on 1365 N. DuPont Highway last Friday.

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