KIRKWOOD, MO. (KTVI) – An electrical fire at the Texas Roadhouse in Kirkwood left some Mother’s Day customers disappointed.
The fire shut the restaurant down before it could open on what can be the busiest day of the year.
“The timing is terrible,” said Amy Brown, a marketing employee with Texas Roadhouse.
She said the restaurant hoped to reopen Monday or Tuesday.
Kirkwood fire Chief Tom Openlander said it appeared the fire started in a neon sign that sits high on the side of the restaurant facing Lindbergh Boulevard.
He said it was fortunate timing because the fire was spotted quickly and before the restaurant ever opened.
Employees left the building while firefighters from Kirkwood, Fenton, Glendale and Crestwood responded.
No one was injured but customers were disappointed.
Elaine Sweet brought her 96 year old mother to restaurant for Mother’s Day.
“I said you pick wherever you want to go and this is where she wanted to go,” explained Sweet.
Her mother feared that finding another restaurant would not be easy.
“Everybody is so busy today,” said Mardreene Sweet.
Employees were encouraging customers to try another location. The Texas Roadhouse in Arnold near Interstate 55 and Highway 141 is the nearest location to the Kirkwood restaurant.