As owners of one of the only locally owned steakhouses in Flower Mound, Sky and Svetlana Schoggins said it is important customers receive exceptional service even if that means the owners have to be there every day.
“You will always see one of us here; sometimes both of us here,” Svetlana said. “We treat our customers the way they want to be treated.”
The couple, who met in Russia where Svetlana is from, said they did not always want to own a restaurant.
“Between us we have five degrees, and for the most part we have always worked for big corporate companies,” Svetlana said. “But the travel and commute time got to be too much, and there was not enough of a work-life balance for us.”
After seeing the Yellow Rose Steak & Chop House go up for sale five years ago, the couple decided to purchase it.
“It pretty much went from one family to another,” Sky said. “And this is a much better fit for us as we have two young kids, and we are now able to go home and see our kids every evening.”
The Schogginses decided to keep the name Yellow Rose, which it had been named since its inception in April 2008, but decided to tweak the menu to include more offerings of different kinds of meat.
Additionally, Sky said the restaurant now hosts a whiskey club and has a happy hour.
“We have very rare whiskeys that most places don’t have,” he said. “We have people from all over come in and talk about whiskey.”
And for those who are looking for a large family setting, Svetlana said the restaurant also provides a private room that can sit up to 28 people.
Sky said what makes the restaurant, which celebrated 10 years of business recently, successful is the couple’s drive and determination.
“We are successful because we make a great team,” he said. “Without her I may change everything, and without me nothing would ever change.”