It is a constant favorite of hundreds of thousands of families, many of whom eat there once a week or even more! Particularly since their commitment is to fresh food and recipes made from scratch, it is no wonder that their restaurant outlets and their style of cooking has swept the nation.
They are well-known for their friendly, attentive staff and their mouth-watering and affordable cuisine.
In the thirty years since the opening of that first restaurant, more than sixty additional Cheddar's outlets have opened across the country.
I know that I, for one, greatly enjoyed my trip to Cheddar's when I was visiting a friend back east.
We ate at no less than ten restaurants during my week-long trip, and Cheddar's was by far the best.
In fact, we ate there three times! You really can't beat the gourmet-style food and family-style prices.
Also, the atmosphere was happy and fun and the wait staff was friendly and attentive.
Cheddar's menu focuses on family-style cooking, much like their atmosphere focuses on being family-friendly, as well.
They have appetizers ranging from Chicken Tenders to Nachos to Cheese Fries.
The entrees are equally appetizing, including such items as Key West Chicken and Shrimp, Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa, Dijon Chicken and Mushrooms, and Honey Barbecue Baby Back Ribs.
Don't forget to save room for dessert.
Their specialty is the Cookie Monster Wow! and it is described as legendary.
It's made to order, and it consists of a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie, made in a skillet, topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, chopped nuts, whipped cream and a cherry.
Doesn't that sound mouth watering?