When it first opened in 1957, the Pinnacle Peak Restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona, was a general store and rest stop for travelers heading to nearby lakes. To boost sales of his small business, the original owner decided to serve dinner on the weekends. He bought six steaks, some lettuce, and pinto beans, and offered an authentic cowboy cookout. The simple cuisine was a great success. What started as a weekend experiment grew into the world’s largest western steakhouse, with seating for 1,800 people inside and outside for 2,000.
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