Cheddar’s coming to town, expanding west side business

HARLINGEN — A popular Texas-based casual restaurant is coming to west Harlingen.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen will locate on W. Expressway 83 at Stuart Place Road.

“The restaurant will be 7,000 square feet, seat 255 guests and employ approximately 200 community members,” Ian Baines, president and CEO of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, said yesterday.

“The Stuart Place Road location is corporate-owned and will be the first location in Harlingen,” he added.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is the new name for Cheddar’s Casual Café, designed to emphasize the full-service restaurant chain has a kitchen which prepares mostly hand-made dishes from scratch.

All Cheddar’s locations have a full bar, too.

Cheddar’s was founded in 1979 in Irving, Texas, and now has about 160 locations in 23 states. One location is in Brownsville, and the other Valley Cheddar’s is in McAllen.

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