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Resident managing partner of LongHorn
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Former Covington resident Tina Mayeaux is returning to the city to run the local LongHorn Steakhouse franchise as a new managing partner.

A LongHorn veteran of five years, Mayeaux previously lived in the Covington area for more than 20 years, after working in Fort Smith, Ark., where she opened a new restaurant location and served as its managing partner.

As managing partner, Mayeaux oversees all aspects of the restaurant's operations including managing a team of approximately 70 employees to ensure quality service and food, known as LongHorn's "guaranteed cut-above experience."

"LongHorn Steakhouse has a proud history of being a place where people can fulfill their professional goals and career aspirations, and we are especially proud to help Tina return to Covington as managing partner," said John Alexander, regional vice president for LongHorn Steakhouse. "Tina bases all her decisions around LongHorn's core values and is a true personification of the brand. Her insatiable appetite for success drives her every day and the exceptional performance of her team is a direct reflection of that mentality."

According to a press release from LongHorn, Mayeaux is regarded by many in the company as a mentor and has played a critical role in preparing a number of team members for management positions.
"I'm very excited about the opportunity to return to Covington and serve guests in my community," said Mayeaux. "The experience of opening a new LongHorn location in Arkansas was invaluable - and I look forward to using that knowledge daily as I lead my team."

LongHorn Steakhouse's Covington franchise is located at 6112 Pavilion Way NW, Covington.

LongHorn offers six different cuts of steak served in a casual dining experience inspired by a rancher's home, according to the company, and has more than 400 restaurants in 37 states. For more information, please visit

LongHorn Steakhouse is owned by Darden Restaurants, the world's largest full-service restaurant company, which owns and operates more than 2,000 restaurants that generate more than $8 billion in annual sales. The Orlanda-based company also owns the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie V's restaurant brands.