Hi, my name is Randy Burks and I am the owner/chef of Randy’s Steakhouse. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and share my background. I began my culinary career working for Dale Wamstadt at Del Frisco’s Prime Steakhouse in 1986. I started at Del Frisco’s as a server but soon found that my true calling was in the kitchen. Dale trained me in all aspects of kitchen management, as well as how to prepare the finest steaks and seafood. I learned the precise art of being a Sous Chef, then was promoted to Head Chef and finally to Kitchen Manager. I enjoyed those years immensely.
In 1993 I had an opportunity to venture out on my own. With the support of my family, I opened Randy’s Country Kitchen, offering delicious comfort food. After a few years, I realized I missed cooking sizzling steaks served with fine wines. In 1995 an opportunity presented itself when Mrs. Vivian McCallum put her beautiful, old Victorian-style house on the market. Her family had grown and moved out on their own, so she decided to down-size. Randy’s Country Kitchen was a few blocks away from Mrs. McCallum’s house, which was formally known as the T.J. Campbell house. This was the perfect place for a first-class steakhouse!
With the help of my family, I purchased this beautiful, historic home with the intention of transforming it into a prime steakhouse. The T.J. Campbell house was built in 1869 during the cattle drives travelling north. Preston Road was part of the Shawnee Trail, over which trail drives took herds of cattle to northern markets.
In 1902, the railroad came through Collin County and the city of Frisco was established. In 1903, Mr. Campbell moved the house to the current location on Main Street in Frisco. The house was moved from the original location on what is now Preston Road by oxen pulling it on logs. The house was constructed from lumber hauled by wagon trains from Jefferson, Texas.
The transformation of a beautiful Victorian home to a full-service restaurant took a great deal of research and expertise. We took the utmost care to preserve the historical aura that the McCallum family had given their home.
We are celebrating our 25th year in serving our North Texas guests the finest steaks and seafood