Ted's Montana Grill finds success in upscale positioning

Ted's Montana Grill finds success in upscale positioning

Co-founder and CEO George McKerrow discusses the brand’s evolution.

Ted’s Montana Grill chief executive and co-founder George McKerrow attributes the 46-unit, upscale-casual chain’s growth in same-store sales, average check and guest counts to its shift since 2008 from a casual-dining chain to a more premium concept.

McKerrow was already a well-entrenched restaurant industry veteran 12 years ago, when he founded Ted’s Montana Grill with media mogul and bison rancher Ted Turner.

McKerrow founded LongHorn Steakhouse, wh

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