April 17, 2024

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Texas Roadhouse is turning one of its most beloved menu items into a candle.
The steakhouse chain is now selling Honey Cinnamon Butter candles, with a scent inspired by the sweet butter it serves with its fresh-baked rolls. (And no, it’s not edible.)
The 13-ounce candles cost $12 and are the headlining item of the chain’s new online merch store, which also sells T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, tumblers and more.
Customers have apparently been asking for Texas Roadhouse merchandise for years, said CEO Jerry Morgan in a statement. 
“What better way to launch our retail efforts than a Honey Cinnamon Butter Candle, so guests can enjoy a little Texas Roadhouse at their own house,” he said.
The shop also includes grill-at-home steaks, which the chain launched last year.
Roadhouse joins a number of other restaurant brands that have begun selling merch as a new way to engage with guests. Chili’s, P.F. Chang’s, Dunkin’ and Taco Bell have all sold apparel online, often in limited quantities that quickly sell out.
Quirky candles and other scented products have been popular and tend to generate buzz online. Chipotle last month rolled out a “water cup candle” that smells like lemonade, a jab at guests who abuse the chain’s free water cup policy. And KFC’s herbs-and-spices-scented fire log has become a holiday staple.
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