Way back in 1966, the first K-BOB'S Steakhouse opened in Clovis, New Mexico, in the heart of cattle country.
The concept was simple. Day in and day out, serve hand-cut, mouth-watering Steaks, offer a farm fresh, made-from-scratch Salad Wagon™, and dish up the best Chicken Fried Steak in town.
In the 1990's and early 2000's, K-BOB'S took important steps to modernize the brand and menu offerings. Edward R. Tinsley III, having bought the restaurant chain out of bankruptcy in 1992, breathed new life into the company. He built several new units across New Mexico and Texas and introduced horseshoe bars in the new restaurants, offering a full selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.
In 2015, Tinsley’s son, Edward R. Tinsley IV, and son-in-law, Morgan Booth, took over responsibility for day-to-day operations. Over the last three years, Edward and Morgan have focused on moving the brand forward while preserving the traditions that have defined K-BOB’S for generations.
In July 2017, the first newly branded K-BOB'S opened in Beaumont, Texas, christened K-BOB’S – America’s Kitchen. As a sister restaurant to the Steakhouses, the food is still made from scratch, the hospitality is still down-home, and the Salad Wagon™ still offers over 30 fresh vegetables, fruit and pasta salads. K-BOB’S America’s Kitchen has added a few new made-from-scratch Comfort Food items and offers an atmosphere that feels as comfortable as sitting at your own kitchen table.
Edward and Morgan hope to introduce K-BOB’S America’s Kitchen to a new generation of diners across Texas and the greater Southwest. Along the way tho, they are committed to carrying to each new restaurant the K-BOB’S core mission — Serving the Food America Loves™ to hard working Americans, all at honest prices.