Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar, known simply as Tumbleweed Restaurant, was founded in 1975 by Linda and George Keller in New Albany, Indiana. A few years later, Linda converted her parents’ restaurant, located in Louisville, Kentucky, into another Tumbleweed restaurant.
Today, the company has 19 locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. The company has plans to open a new location in Salem, Indiana, later in 2017. The restaurant chain serves American/Mexican style cuisine, as well as offering happy hour at most locations. In 2006, the company had annual revenue of $61 million.
The Kellers sold the chain in 1995 for $9.8 million to local area investors. The company went public for a short while, but as the business began to fail, it was forced to file for bankruptcy in 2009. The company went private once again, after coming out of bankruptcy in 2010.
Due to the coronavirus, many restaurants are struggling, including Tumbleweed locations.
The company maintains a corporate office in Louisville, Kentucky.