Allen Perkins’ Beaumont-based WOW Food Concepts has invested $3 million in an 8,500-square-foot Cheddar’s Casual Café on Johnston Street across from the Mall of Acadiana. ABiz first reported the expansion to Lafayette in early September; the restaurant opens Monday, June 18.

Cheddars_Front
On Monday, a Beaumont-based franchisee will open a location of Cheddar's on Johnston Street near the Mall of Acadiana.
Perkins’ company is the franchisee for the Irving, Texas-headquartered chain of about 100 stores, most of which are corporate owned and operated. Lafayette is WOW's fifth location and first expansion outside of Texas. The company owns Cheddar’s restaurants in the Texas cities of Houston, Webster, Port Arthur and Beaumont.

In a press release announcing the opening, Perkins says he believes Cheddar’s, founded in 1978, is a perfect match for the city voted “Tastiest Town in the South” in a Southern Living poll. “We’ve built a reputation and loyal customer base by serving high quality, made-from-scratch meals, in a comfortable setting at a reasonable price,” he says.

The restaurant, which seats 275 guests dining under a towering cedar ceiling, has created 150 new jobs. The décor features walls and floors of natural stone, including granite and travertine, and a large aquarium.

Cheddar’s serves steaks, hickory smoked baby back ribs and half-pound hamburgers, as well as classic shrimp and chicken entrees. Its menu offers specialty appetizers large enough to share, sandwiches, homemade soups and fresh salads served with honeybutter croissants, and desserts, including a chocolate chip cookie served in a skillet. The restaurant is open seven days a week — from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.


To post a comment, please log into your IND account. If you do not have an account, click the "register" button to create one. Facebook comments can be used as an alternative to creating an account at theIND.com.

Loading
Chart
ABiz Stock Watch
o Home Bancorp 22.64 ▲0.14 (0.62%)
o Frank's International 20.60 ▲0.22 (1.08%)
o IberiaBank Corp 65.98 ▼1.17 (-1.74%)
o LHC Group 23.74 ▼0.03 (-0.13%)
o MidSouth Bancorp 18.43 ▼0.07 (-0.38%)
o Petroquest Energy 4.38 ▲0.17 (4.04%)
o PHI Inc. 42.50 ▲1.89 (4.65%)
o Superior Energy 25.66 ▲0.59 (2.35%)
o Stone Energy 23.30 ▲0.72 (3.19%)
o Facebook Inc. 73.71 ▲0.11 (0.15%)
o Twitter Inc. 40.03 ▲0.22 (0.55%)
o Gannett 31.45 ▼0.13 (-0.41%)
NYSE:HBCP

Home Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:HBCP] Last trade:22.64 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▲0.14 (0.62%)
NYSE:FI

Frank's International

Company ID [NYSE:FI] Last trade:20.60 Trade time:4:02PM EST Value change:▲0.22 (1.08%)
NYSE:IBKC

IberiaBank Corp

Company ID [NYSE:IBKC] Last trade:65.98 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▼1.17 (-1.74%)
NYSE:LHCG

LHC Group

Company ID [NYSE:LHCG] Last trade:23.74 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▼0.03 (-0.13%)
NYSE:MSL

MidSouth Bancorp

Company ID [NYSE:MSL] Last trade:18.43 Trade time:4:01PM EST Value change:▼0.07 (-0.38%)
NYSE:PQ

Petroquest Energy

Company ID [NYSE:PQ] Last trade:4.38 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▲0.17 (4.04%)
NYSE:PHII

PHI Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:PHII] Last trade:42.50 Trade time:3:48PM EST Value change:▲1.89 (4.65%)
NYSE:SPN

Superior Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SPN] Last trade:25.66 Trade time:4:04PM EST Value change:▲0.59 (2.35%)
NYSE:SGY

Stone Energy

Company ID [NYSE:SGY] Last trade:23.30 Trade time:4:02PM EST Value change:▲0.72 (3.19%)
NYSE:FB

Facebook Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:FB] Last trade:73.71 Trade time:4:00PM EST Value change:▲0.11 (0.15%)
NYSE:TWTR

Twitter Inc.

Company ID [NYSE:TWTR] Last trade:40.03 Trade time:4:01PM EST Value change:▲0.22 (0.55%)
NYSE:GCI

Gannett

Company ID [NYSE:GCI] Last trade:31.45 Trade time:4:02PM EST Value change:▼0.13 (-0.41%)
Advertisement

Economic Indicators

  • Real Estate Data
    Real Estate
     
    Rentals
     
    Commercial
     
     
  • Energy Data
    Oil
     
    Gas
     
     
  • Taxable Sales
    Register
     
  • Unemployment Rate
    Employment
     
 

Read the Flipping Paper!

Click Here for the Entire Print Version of
ABiz
 
Advertisement
Advertisement