Copeland to lead LongHorn Steakhouse in Monroe, Ga

Paige Copeland has been promoted to Managing Partner of Longhorn Steakhouse in Monroe, Ga. The promotion was announced in a press release from the restaurant chain’s head office in Orlando, Fla.

Courtesy of LongHorn Steakhouse
Courtesy of LongHorn Steakhouse

“Paige has consistently lived by LongHorn’s core values throughout her entire career,” Paul Smith, Director of Operations for LongHorn said in the press release. “She has been instrumental in the growth and success of the Monroe restaurant, and is committed to providing guests with exceptional service. Her work ethic and passion is contagious and I look forward to seeing her excel as Managing Partner.”

“I’m excited to be promoted to Managing Partner and to lead the Monroe restaurant,” Copeland said in the press release. “I’m lucky to be a part of a great, seasoned team. Together, we want to make each and every guest experience a memorable one so that guests look forward to coming back to LongHorn again and again.”

The former managing partner of LongHorn Steakhouse in Monroe, Charles Fleck, has transferred to the McDonough location, according to staff members.

According to the press release, Copeland and her team take pride also in being involved in the Monroe community, often donating food to local schools and in participating in the Darden Harvest program by donating fresh, wholesome food to the Walton County Boys and Girls Club on a weekly basis.

LongHorn Steakhouse in Monroe is located at 185 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

About Paige Copeland

Copeland started her career with Darden Restaurants five years ago as a bartender, and has since taken on roles with increasing responsibility, most recently serving as the Training and Staffing Manager at the Monroe restaurant.  As Managing Partner, she will oversee all aspects of the restaurant’s operations, including managing a team of approximately 55 team members.

A University of Georgia alumna, Copeland uses the skills and leadership qualities she acquired in college to continually further the success of the Monroe LongHorn. Her dedication to the LongHorn brand and her desire to provide guests with an excellent dining experience resulted in her promotion to Managing Partner. Copeland aims to set a positive, optimistic tone inside her restaurant, which enables her team members to serve guests with that amount of energy.

About LongHorn Steakhouse®

Known for a “Passion for Grilling®” fresh, tender, juicy steaks, LongHorn Steakhouse provides guests with a cut above steakhouse experience. Unlike other steakhouses, LongHorn® offers the widest variety of cuts and numerous preparations, including its signature bone-in Outlaw Ribeye®  – all served in a relaxed, warm atmosphere inspired by a rancher’s home. A growing brand, LongHorn plans to open more than 45 new locations over the next year, bringing our total to well over 430 restaurants across 38 states. LongHorn is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), the world’s largest full-service restaurant operating company. In 2013, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the third year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company to ever appear on the list. LongHorn is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, all LongHorn restaurants participate in the Darden Harvest program, which has donated more than 67 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country. For more information, please visit www.longhornsteakhouse.com.

About Darden Restaurants

Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), the world’s largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2013, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the third year in a row and is the only full-service restaurant company ever to appear on the list. Our restaurant brands – Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of the people who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights about what our guests want. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

(This information was from a press release from LongHorn Steakhouse in Orlando, Fla.)

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