Bryan, Aldean, and LaRoche met while filming ‘Buck Commander,’ a hunting TV show. In a statement, LaRoche expressed that Aldean and Bryan have been joking about opening a restaurant for years.
“Jason and Luke jokingly talked for years about opening an E3 Chophouse in Nashville, and over time those talks became more serious. This is the town they call home, and they’re directly involved in the development and design of the restaurant. It’s come a long way from Luke wearing the E3 hat I made as a novelty many years ago, and we are humbled and excited to bring the restaurant to Music City.”
The New Nashville Steakhouse
The new restaurant is called E3 Chophouse. It gets its name from E3 Ranch, located in Fort Scott Kansas, and owned by LaRoche and his wife Jenn.
According to Music Row, the new Nashville steakhouse will be a 13,000-square-foot restaurant with three stories of dining space, private event space, and a rooftop bar. E3 Chophouse will be located at 1628 21st Ave. S., on the corner of Wedgewood Avenue, near Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
According to the E3 Chophouse’ official website, the upcoming Nashville steakhouse will operate much in the same fashion as the Colorado flagship that LaRoche and his wife already own and operate.
“The LaRoche’s pride themselves on raising hormone-free, steroid-free and antibiotic-free E3 Black Angus cattle and are excited to now add Nashville, Tennessee, as a second dining location where they will bring their healthy beef to the locals and visitors,” the statement said. “The flagship restaurant, located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (home to brothers Jeff and Andy LaRoche), opened in 2013 and continues to serve as a model for the Nashville Chophouse. Jeff continues to oversee the workings of the E3 beef business as well as the operations of both restaurants.”