Hello Goodness

Thanks for joining us. Everywhere you look, something good is happening. Granted, sometimes you have to really look, but we do. It makes us happy when we see goodness and when we hear about it. We’re here to share it with you on our blog so you can share it with your friends and family. There’s always enough goodness to go around, and the more that goes around, the better.

Of course, being a restaurant, food is at the heart of goodness. It’s the centerpiece of a great get-together. Whether it’s the feeling you get when you taste one of your favorite dishes or when you try a new and exciting flavor, food is the heart of the matter when it comes to putting a smile on your face. At Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, that’s the way we approach our food and why we make our food from scratch in our kitchen. It’s the way food is supposed to be prepared – the right way, not the easy way. Because when it’s made the right way, it just plain tastes better.

That’s how we live out goodness in our restaurant, but this blog goes beyond our restaurant walls and into your life. This is about you. We’ll be writing and gathering content that we think you’ll find interesting, informative, entertaining and simply fun. Check out what you can expect to find:

Food
As we mentioned earlier, this is the essence of goodness at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. We’ll be sharing stories of how we make some of our most favorite dishes, how our unique recipes were created and which taste trends are in season, among other delicious details. From the fresh salsa, made in-house, to our finger pinched Homemade Chicken Pot Pie crust – we start with whole ingredients and prep each item with care, and our blog will give us a place to take you behind the scenes of our made-from-scratch approach. You’ll see that we take the time and put in the effort, as our food is not premade, but hand-crafted with unhurried care.

onion rings
Our Homemade Onion Rings are freshly cut and hand battered right in our kitchen.

Lifestyle
Wondering how to organize your kitchen? Want to know the best tips for hosting a holiday meal? We’ll help you with all of that and deliver content that you care about. Our lifestyle posts will be all about what’s relevant to you and connect to your wants and needs.

Health & Wellness
A big part of cultivating goodness is through your health and wellness. At Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, we put the time and care into our food because we feel each person deserves it. Under this category, you can expect to read content that motivates you to take better care of yourself and your family. Maybe it’s a new fitness trend, the benefits of drinking enough water or why treating yourself once in a while is nothing to feel guilty about. Whatever it may be, we’ll navigate health and wellness together.

Community Goodness
The goodness of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen stretches beyond our restaurants and into the community. We want to live in a world where the good news outweighs the bad. That’s why we’ll be sharing stories that pay tribute to local people and the good things they’ve done for others or for their community. All of our food is made the right way, and we believe that is a reflection of honoring those who do the right thing in their everyday lives.

Restaurant News
Each Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurant is more than just the physical building – it’s about the hard-working, dedicated staff inside that works diligently to deliver scratch-made experiences for our guests. We want to make sure that each restaurant and the people who keep it running get their moment of recognition, and we’ll be doing that by featuring staff bios, interesting stories and exciting news about our restaurants.

Chef Robert
Chef Robert takes his time to ensure that every dish has the made-from-scratch goodness we pride ourselves on.

Reoccurring Series
These special features are designed to give you a deeper look into Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen than you would get just from dining with us. This content will be contributed from key people in the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen world and will appear on a monthly basis. In this series, you can expect to read words from the head chef, the CEO, a bartender or even a local hostess.

Just as we hope our blog helps you get to know us better, we want to get to know YOU better. We want to hear about the goodness going on in your life. What’s something fun you experienced lately? What makes you happy? What kind of good news is being talked about in your community? Share it with us here or on social media. We look forward to spreading scratch-made goodness with you!

24 Comments

  1. Abel Garcia Reply

    The horrible experience I had there was so unbelievable I would not go back ever.

    • Abel Garcia

      My family and I went to Cheddar’s for my son’s Birthday celebration. A special time for him. We all were very excited to having a nice dinner there a Cheddars. We were there on a Friday night, a very busy night. We were seated promptly, less than a 15 minute wait. We ordered and things went bad at this point. The twins meals came within 10 minutes and we expected all of the meals soon after, 10 minutes later my older son’s dinner came, followed by my wife’s. At this point I was told they had run out of steaks. I asked why it took close to 30 minutes to let me know this. The twins had finished their meal by this time. I picked something else from the menu, and told it would be rushed out. 10 minutes went by, the waitress notified me they had found a steak. THAT WAS IT! I ASKED FOR THE MANAGER! He showed up told me the steak was on its way, I was no longer hungry, I was just disappointed at the miserable dinner my family and I had. Oh what a HORRIBLE experience. No I will never go back to that place.

    • Kathie Kenney

      Oh wow! I am sorry you all experienced that. I will give them one try and see how it goes before deciding how they are. That’s too bad your dinner was so horrible. I’ve had one bad experience at another restaurant, but went back to another one of the same kind but in another cityand it was good. Good luck on your next meal out.

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Abel, we are sorry to hear you didn’t have the best dining experience with us. This is not the type of experience that we want for our guests. We would like to reach out to you personally so please send to cheddarssk@moroch.com with the location you visited and your contact information. Thank you.

  2. Judy Neese Reply

    Cheddar’s is our favorite restaurant. But this past year plus the surly hostesses and where we are seated 9 out of 10 times leaves us shaking our heads. Our last visit to Cheddar’s was the worst ever. We go when they are less busy so it doesn’t take so long to get out meal. When we entered the nearly empty restaurant, the hostess started walking to the back room which I desplse because it is so noisy in there. We are senior citizens and prefer to not shout when talking with people at our own table. I asked her if we could get a seat in the main dining area and she flatly told me no because they didn’t have a server in that area. As soon as we were seated, we looked at the hostess seating numerous people in the main dining area. Our 7 year old granddaughter wanted to go so she could get the onion rings. I asked for them to come with our meal since I was just having a hamburger. From the time we were seated until out meal finally came was almost 50 minutes. I ordered a hamburger the onion ring app, my husband ordered the chicken fingers and our granddaughter the child’s penne pasta (which was drowning in marinara). Food was warm not hot and the onion rings were disgustingly cold. There was a shift change shortly before we got out meal which might have accounted for the delay in receiving our meal after it sat ready to serve. Our new server called the manager over. She was great but it didn’t make up for the slowness and the surly hostess. She sent for a new order of the app, gave it to us in a take-home box, knowing we were more than ready to leave. So in the long run, we still had cold onion rings. The manager said she would talk with the hostesses and work on their customer service. The next time we get that attitude from the hostess we will turn around and walk out. It isn’t worth it.

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Judy, we are sorry to hear that you didn’t have the best experience with us during your last visit. This is not the type of experience that we want for our guests, especially our loyal guests. We would like to have someone reach out to you directly about your experience so please send us an email at cheddarssk@moroch.com with the restaurant location you visited and your contact information. Thank you.

  3. Deanna Bergerson Reed Reply

    I would recommend Cheddars to all. The food has always been fresh and prices are great. My family has dinner at Cheddars every time we go to Springfield. I did have to say last time though the chicken strip platter we all eat while waiting on our meal was not as fresh as we are used to. It wasn’t fresh. Everything else was perfect. Because of our long history of eating at Cheddars one less than perfect platter won’t stop us from going back. However I will expect that to be a one time error. If qaulity changes than we will find a new family favorite restaurant. Thank you

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Deanna, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to hear that you love Cheddars but are sorry that you weren’t completely satisfied with the chicken strip platter during your last visit. We hope that you give us another chance soon!

  4. MerryMarjie Reply

    We love Cheddar’s! The food is always great, the prices are right, and we’ve always had great service from smiling people. Our only location is 35-40 minutes away so we’d like it even better if it were closer, but to us, it’s worth the trip. BTW, the last time, I got brave enough to try a Margarita and it was so much better than one I’d had at another chain eating spot, so that encourages me even more! (P.S. I’m a senior citizen who has at least two Margaritas a year, so I know!)

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi MerryMarjjie, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear that you love the food, prices, service, and our margaritas! We hope to see you again soon!

  5. John Brownlee Reply

    always enjoy eating at the Cheddar’s in York – only problem is that the onion rings that we love are too large a portion. Hey Guys, any chance that you can start doing 1/2 portions?

    • Gloria0328

      Great idea!! I love the onion rings, but I eat alone most of the time and it is too big a portion for me.

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Gloria0328, we are happy to hear that you love our onion rings! We hope you come in and enjoy them again soon!

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi John, we are happy to hear that you love our onion rings! Thank you for your suggestion. We hope to see you again soon!

  6. Dorothy & Ed Edmunds Reply

    Cheddars at Mopac and Wm Cannon is our favorite restaurant. The waiters are the best and so is the food. Brandon started it as was so nice. If he is there, we always speak to him and get a Texas frozen margarita. We go to Costco and our bank is there too so is a great outing for two seniors. Keep up the good work!

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Dorothy and Ed, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear that Brandon has been able to provide you with great service and that you love our food! We hope to see you both again soon!

  7. Ronald J. Meyer Reply

    Cheddar’s is outstanding.
    Great service, Quick and friendly service, Seating is always timely. Food is ell prepared, and always tasteful. We have to travel from Davenport to Kissimmee or to Lakeland to enjoy this outstanding Rest. The residents, and traffic along 1-4 that depend on service at Champions Gate, Located between Kissimmee & Lakeland Florida want and need this fine eating establishment.

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Ronald, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear that you love our food and service! We hope to see you at one of our locations soon!

  8. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Reply

    Hi Judith, thank you for reaching out to us. We are sorry to hear about your recent experience at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. The sanitation and cleanliness and customer service at our restaurants is very important to us and we thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is not the type of experience we want for our guests and we would like to help make things right. Please send us an email at, cheddarssk@moroch.com, that includes the restaurant location you visited and your contact information. We will have a representative reach out to you directly. Thank you.

    • Judith A. Voyack-Brickey

      Just to let you know DISQUS and Cheddar’s, it is now 29 June 2016 and, I have not been contacted by a Cheddar’s representative; as was stated in the above reply. On 3 June, I emailed my contact info and the restaurant location as requested. I didn’t expect anything great, in the way of resolution to my bad experience, but just wanted to let you know how this inquiry ended. Just more dissatisfaction in dealing with Cheddar’s. Thanks for listening.

    • Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

      Hi Judith, thank you for bringing this to our attention! We have followed up with our customer service team and someone will be reaching out to you. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

    • Judith A. Voyack-Brickey

      A Cheddar’s representative called me today and we had a good conversation. I appreciated the call, the resolution, and the feed back. I learned some things about the way Cheddar’s works and felt the representative was interested in what I had to say. Glad to know Cheddar’s listens to their customers. We will give Cheddar’s another try. Thank you.

  9. debra cusumano Reply

    i was at the new cheddars in kissimmee florida. This place has been packed every day since it has opened and yet the service is great. i have been in several times and just love it and recommend it to everyone i know. i have had the pleasure of having joanne as my server a few times. We had her on mothers day and she was so sweet to us and we know she has family and yet she was so happy to be with us. we love the food and the prices are great. my husband loves the long island ice teas too much lol. thank you for coming to our town.

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