In 1964, A Western Rancher Named Staurt Anderson Had An Idea That Cut Against The Grain Of The Times. If he could lay out great ranch-style steaks, he thought, at a price nobody had to worry about, in a place where anybody and everybody could lean back and enjoy themselves, then maybe they'd come back and try it again. That year, he opened the first Black Angus Steakhouse. t the time, when a steakhouse meant a stuffy place where you spent a week's paycheck, the idea seemed a bit wobbly. But it took, and we've stuck to it. Since 1964 Black Angus has served a lot of great steak to a lot of hungry Guests in a comfortable setting that's easy to be at and hard to leave.