Construction is moving swiftly at the new Texas Roadhouse that’s coming soon to Selden on Middle Country Road.

According to a representative from the American chain, the restaurant plans to open sometime early spring.

Texas Roadhouse is filling the spot the once held Ruby Tuesday, which closed in 2016. Construction at this property began mid-fall of this past year with building picking up over the last few months.

Located at 289 Middle Country Road intersecting with Route 83 in the Selden Plaza shopping center, this will be the third Texas Roadhouse to come to Long Island; one is in East Meadow and the other in Deer Park.

After opening in 1993, the Kentucky-based company has over 520 locations in the U.S. and 10 worldwide. On average, its restaurants average 5,000 guests per week and serve 300,000 meals per day, according to Texas Roadhouse.

Famous for its hand-cut steaks, ribs, made-from-scratch sides and freshly baked bread, the restaurant also offers 15 different varieties of margaritas.

“We are a very unique, unlike any other,” said Kristina Wilson, managing partner of the new location. “All of our steaks are hand-cut in house, every single day. All of our steaks come with two made from scratch side items, bottomless peanuts and fresh-baked bread.”

Wilson said that she has been with the restaurant chain for 10-and-a-half years. Starting out as a hostess, she quickly moved her way through the ranks. She became a manager in 2013 and is now the owner of the Selden location, one of the youngest in the company.

“We strive to be the friendliest place in town and get involved with the community as often as we can,” she said. “I am extremely excited to bring Roadhouse to the Town of Brookhaven.”

She added that for the new location, the restaurant plans to start hiring mid-next week and will have just under 200 employees.

Once the 7,163 square-foot space is open, the hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

All photos courtesy of Texas Roadhouse

Top: Construction underway at Selden’s new Texas Roadhouse (credit: Nicholas Esposito)