Saddle Ranch Chop House was founded in September 1999. The vision was to create a destination restaurant, where unlike others’, guests could come for a great home-style meal and down-home hospitality and stay long after their plates had been cleared, immersing themselves in a high energy, rock-western experience. Founded in 1999, the first location was on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood
. The restaurant became famous for bringing a Western feel to the trendy, upscale location. Each restaurant features a mechanical bull that patrons can attempt to ride.
The restaurant has appeared many times in popular culture, showing up on TV shows such as Sex in the City, The Bachelor, Desperate Housewives, The Girls Next Door, Bad Girls Club and Rock of Love.