Scratch cooking is about doing things the right way instead of the easy way. We invest time and effort to prepare your meal by hand using simple, honest ingredients. Scratch is in our name, it’s also our promise to you.

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Where We’re Coming From

Simple, honest, natural ingredients. Scratch-made recipes, handcrafted with care and time. This is how our food gets its start. It’s also how we got ours back in 1979.

Our founders, Aubrey Good and Doug Rogers, believed that when a meal is prepared and cooked fresh just for you, it not only tastes better, it makes you feel good. Of course, this takes time. That’s why we start our slow-cooked meats early in the morning. And we’re constantly chopping, whisking, sautéing and stirring, so we’re ready whenever you’re ready to eat. {This explains why we have twice as many cooks as other restaurants.}

We realize not everyone makes the effort to do things our way. But when you gather at the table with family and friends at Cheddar’s, we want you to feel looked after and appreciated in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. And we hope you savor every moment and every bite. It’s what inspires us to start from scratch every day.