E3 Chophouse, a high end, service-driven, ranch-to-restaurant steakhouse, will open in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village neighborhood in 2019. The original E3 Chophouse in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, was founded in 2013 and is owned by brothers Adam, Andy and Jeff LaRoche. E3 Chophouse is an extension of the family-owned E3 Ranch, headquartered in Fort Scott, Kansas.
E3 Chophouse Nashville is owned by the families of Adam LaRoche, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. Jeff LaRoche is the acting CEO. Through their common interest in Buck Commander, which is filmed at E3 Ranch, the team became friends and ultimately shared meals at E3 Chophouse in Steamboat Springs. This led to discussions about – and ultimately plans for – an E3 Chophouse in Nashville.
“Jason & Luke jokingly talked for years about opening an E3 Chophouse in Nashville, and over time those talks became more serious,” said Adam LaRoche. “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.”
Located at 1628 21st Avenue South at the corner of Wedgewood Avenue and 21st Avenue, the restaurant will serve all-natural, no antibiotics or steroids ever and no added hormone beef directly from E3 certified ranches. The 13,000-square-foot restaurant spans three stories, and upon completion will feature expansive space for dinner, private events, and a rooftop bar.
E3 steaks are the highlight of the menu, steaks come from cattle raised on the family ranch and other E3 certified ranches. They are hand cut in house and made to order. These all-natural, no antibiotics or steroids ever and no added hormone cuts are served with E3’s twist on classic accompaniments. The menu will also feature shareable starters, a bar snack menu, and a full cocktail and wine list.
In addition to E3 Chophouse restaurants, other family projects include E3 Ranch, owned and operated by Adam and Jennifer LaRoche in Fort Scott, Kansas; E3 Meat Company; E3 K9 Performance; E3 Foundation; and Buck Commander (with Willie Robertson) popular hunting show and product line.
“The E3 Ranch started as a personal effort to be confident about what we were feeding our family,” said Adam LaRoche. “Jenn and I bought the ranch and decided to raise a few cattle naturally because we weren’t convinced that what was available at the grocery store was quality meat. My teammates heard about what we were doing and started requesting beef; word spread to other teams, and we found ourselves shipping 100 lbs. of beef at a time. The project quickly grew to the E3 Meat Company that’s available today for the general public to enjoy. We are committed to the total utilization of the steers we raise. We humanely raise healthy, happy cows, and nothing goes to waste.”
The cornerstone of all projects is the E3 Foundation which receives 10% of all E3 net proceeds. The E3 Foundation was founded in 2017 by Adam and Jennifer LaRoche who aim to use the gifts with which they have been blessed to support two important causes: veterans who have spent their lives serving our country and groups fighting against human trafficking.
“I don’t know that we’d be doing any of this if it weren’t for the mission of the foundation,” said Adam. “We push for the companies to be successful so we can put more into the E3 Foundation. This is where the majority of my focus is, whether it’s working on the ground with partner groups to train officers to combat trafficking or hosting wounded warriors at the ranch for extended stays. We look forward to serving in Nashville through initiatives and events. There will be no shortage of patriotism when you walk into E3 Chophouse. It’ll be pretty evident what we stand for.”