The construction of an 8,700-square-foot Cheddar’s Casual Cafe near Walmart should be complete by Sept. 19 and pave the way for an October grand opening.
“The facility looks terrific,” said Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Jody Lassiter during Thursday’s meeting of the Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.
“It’s Cheddar’s in a box, I tell you.”
Greer Companies owns about three dozen other Cheddar’s franchises not only in Kentucky, but also in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. The restaurant and hospitality firm, based in Lexington, is independently owned and operated. Besides Cheddar’s franchises, Greer Companies owns hotel franchises of major chains, including Hilton and Marriott.
Lee Greer, company president, is a Lexington native who once worked as a Wall Street investment banker.
But because “restaurants were in his blood” Greer returned to Lexington to work closely with his father and the founder of the business, Phil Greer. Lee Greer became president of the firm in 1992.