ANCHORAGE -

Alaska’s newest national steakhouse chain is continuing to expand its operations in the state’s largest city, announcing an Oct. 27 opening date for its second location in South Anchorage.

According to a Wednesday statement, Texas Roadhouse will be opening an 8,325-square-foot restaurant at 9001 Old Seward Hwy., near the Sports Authority store just east of the Dimond Center mall. The chain plans to offer “hand-cut steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs and comfortable, down-home atmosphere,” with entrée prices ranging from $12.99 to $32.99.

A call to Texas Roadhouse officials for comment wasn’t immediately returned Wednesday morning.

The Old Seward location began construction last year, well ahead of the chain’s first 8,000-square-foot restaurant opening at the Tikahtnu Commons shopping complex in May.

Company officials expect the new building to have a larger employment footprint as well, hiring some 190 workers versus 150 for the East Anchorage location. Weekday dinner hours will be from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; weekends will also include lunch service, from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.

As planned before the Tikahtnu location’s opening, an employment trailer for those seeking to work at the new restaurant is currently open on-site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, as well as 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.