When Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse first opened in 1957, it was a general store and rest stop for travelers heading to nearby lakes. To boost sales, the original owner decided to serve dinner on weekends. Today, the world’s largest western steakhouse has seating for 1800 people inside and 2000 people outside. The famed steakhouse is renowned for its mesquite-broiled steaks, casual western atmosphere and no necktie policy, a tradition that began one night when a Phoenix executive arrived for dinner. The owner, wanting to keep the environment casual, told the executive to take off his tie or he would cut it off. The executive did not heed and was appalled when the owner pulled out a butcher knife and promptly cut off the cravat. Wanting to be seen as a victim of the absurd policy, the executive demanded that his tie be displayed prominently for all to see. The necktie was stapled to the rafters along with a business card identifying its victim. To date, Pinnacle Peak Patio has cut more than a million ties from unsuspecting customers. The infamous steakhouse is home to the world’s largest necktie collection.