What does it take to grill a million steaks? Just ask Pinellas County resident Emilio Burgos, who just entered elite company after being recognized by LongHorn Steakhouse for doing just that. Reaching the historic milestone earns him the title of “Grill Master Legend,” making him one of only a dozen people to receive the prestigious distinction from the national restaurant chain, a testament to his hard work and commitment.
Burgos, who has worked for LongHorn Steakhouse for more than two decades, was honored with a surprise celebration at the LongHorn Steakhouse located at 2400 Tyrone Blvd. North in St. Petersburg. There, his co-workers, friends and family watched as LongHorn Steakhouse executives presented him with a $5,000 check, a special gold chef coat, reminiscent of the one presented to Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, and several other commemorative mementos.
LongHorn Steakhouse goes to great lengths to ensure the expertise of its grill masters, which includes a rigorous, proprietary, testing and certification process. This recognition is part of LongHorn Steakhouse’s effort to honor extraordinary team members across its more than 540 restaurants nationwide.