5 Things You Didn't Know About Cheddar's
- Cheddar's was founded in 1979 by Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers, and the first location was built in Arlington, Texas.
- All of Cheddar’s menu items are cooked from scratch. They don't microwave premade items, and even their meats are slow-cooked.
- Cheddar's has an E-Club membership program that alerts members to deals and new menu items and sends coupons.
- When you sign up for the E-Club, you get a coupon for FREE chips and queso when you order an entree!
- Cheddar's has grown to over 150 locations in 23 states. In 2015, they changed their name to Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Cheddar's
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Founded in 1979 by Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers, the first Cheddar's Restaurant was opened in Arlington, Texas. With the knowledge that food made fresh from simple, honest ingredients not only tastes good but makes the diners feel good, the founders made it a point to cook food from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients. While this philosophy means they have more cooks working on average than any other competing restaurant, such as Chili's or Applebee's, the effort is evident in their food. They start early in the morning to slow-cook meats and make dressings and sauces throughout the day. They make it a point to not microwave premade items.
Their methods worked well, and Cheddar's grew rapidly due to their popularity. In less than 25 years after opening their flagship restaurant, they were operating 42 restaurants in 13 states. Today, Cheddar's is operating over 150 restaurants in 23 states across the United States. In 2015, they officially changed their name to Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen to reflect their dedication to fresh, made-from-scratch cooking and quality.
The theme behind Cheddar's is to be a neighborhood-style restaurant that serves familiar, tasty foods with something on the menu for everyone. Their menu consists of familiar entrees such as steaks, baby back ribs, chicken tenders, and grilled salmon, just to name a few. They also have a wide variety of burgers and sandwiches, including an original cheeseburger and their take on the popular Monte Cristo sandwich that is paired with fries, or you can substitute another side if you prefer. Cheddar's does offer a wide variety of side dishes to complement their meals, from classic mashed potatoes and broccoli cheddar casserole to red beans and rice and southern green beans. To whet your appetite before your meal, appetizers including chips and queso, loaded potato skins, and other delicious items are available. After your meal, you can try a homemade Monster chocolate chip cookie, a hot fudge sundae, or apple pie à la mode! To ensure everyone in the family has a satisfying meal, Cheddar's has a great kids' menu that features classics like chicken tenders and grilled cheese to penne pasta marinara.
For those seeking lighter fare, Cheddar's offers entree-sized salads with fresh greens, tasty cheeses, and other delicious ingredients. Since 2013, after responding to customer requests, Cheddar's has offered a light menu featuring handcrafted entrees with less than 575 calories. The light menu includes items like Lemon Pepper White Fish and Sweet Heat Chicken and Shrimp. At Cheddar's you do not have to sacrifice flavor to enjoy a lighter meal with fewer calories.
Cheddar's also has an E-Club that you can join to help keep you in the loop of new events at Cheddar's. When you join the E-Club, you get a coupon for a free order of chips and queso with any adult entree. Joining is easy, and you can sign up online in just a few minutes. Membership gives you the inside track on new menu items and the latest news at Cheddar's, and members often get coupons and deals to print out and use to save money on their next order. You do need to be over 18 to sign up for the Cheddar's E-Club.
Cheddar's Restaurants have a very loyal customer base and for good reason! Not only do their customers continue to return, but Cheddar's has been awarded numerous awards from food critics over the past several years. In 2012, Zagat's ranked Cheddar's the no. 1 spot in three categories: Top Overall American Cuisine, Top Rated Food, and Top Rated Decor and Facilities. Cheddar's was also awarded America's no. 1 restaurant chain by Zagat's that same year. Cheddar's also received high marks from Consumer Reports. In 2009 and 2012, Consumer Reports named Cheddar's the no. 1 restaurant in the Pub Style/Grill category. They received the highest ranking in value in Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks in 2011, 2012, and 2013 and also received top rankings those same years in likelihood to return and likelihood to tell others.
To learn more about Cheddar's, definitely check out their blog, "Goodness from Scratch." Not only does it include information about things going on at Cheddar's, but it also contains several different subcategories. On the health and wellness section, you can find posts about staying active at work or simple workout routines. The lifestyle tab includes posts about holiday ideas and timely articles depending on what time of year it is. At the community goodness tab, readers can get ideas on how to give back to the community and learn about the ways that Cheddar's stays active in their communities through literacy programs and giving assistance after natural disasters, for example.
Since 1979, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen has been a staple in the American restaurant industry. Their food is made from scratch with quality ingredients to ensure delicious flavors and freshness. The well-reviewed restaurant chain is great for work lunches, family dinners, or even enjoying a drink and splitting appetizers with friends as seen in the video "Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Alone."
Cheddar's Social Media Links
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Cheddar's Customer Service Contact Info
Cheddars Corporate Office
6600 Campus Circle Drive East
Irving, TX 75063
Telephone Number: +1 (817) 640-4344