Cheddars was a casual and a strong working environment that I enjoyed every day!
Server (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – June 16, 2014
I usually helped opening the restaurant, set everything up for the day, did running side-work as I took care of my guests, I had a lot of my guests come in and see more than once quite often and I called them my regulars. I always offered to close to earn extra cash and help out, I'm always working, never slacking around. I enjoy staying busy.
I LOVED working for cheddars. It's a fast, on your feet job. I was promoted from server and bartender to management within 6 months. LOTS of room for growth and many different locations opening. There was only one issue as a manager. The hours. Which wasn't a problem before I had a baby but you can imagine after 14-16 hour day it can take its toll. I know they ARE working on that though.
Busser (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – October 16, 2016
Working in the restaurant industry is a completely unique experience compared to anything else out there. I learned how to keep a restaurant neat and tidy. The waitstaff always looked down on the bussers as second-class employees, which became frustrating at times and created workplace tension. The managers were very straightforward but also very unappreciative of hard work.
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) – Slidell, LA – October 22, 2016
I think they needed better management could have been better prepared for business,as well as higher-standards for employees , I learned that no matter how much you think you don't make a difference as one in the workplace ,you do and the hardest part of the day was just simply dealing with the different types of people's attitudes and doing there work. So being who I am made an empack on my customers
Very busy and never staffed properly. 31 severs to 5 cooks
Cook (Current Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – October 19, 2016
Out of 20 years of working in food service this place is one of top 3 worst jobs I have ever had. Management is very poor and not supportive of necessary and basic functions to best serve guests,thier primary concern is why do they have to help when they should be able to hide in the office? That same moral is pass down to all other employees.
Assisted lead cashier in execution of merchandizing and billing operations
Server/Cashier/Hostess (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, NC – August 3, 2016
Assisted lead cashier in execution of merchandizing and billing operations • Processed and replenished merchandise and ensured stock availability on the assigned floor • Guided customers and provided them with highest quality of customer service • Ensured loss prevention procedures • Stocked merchandise in check stand area
Server (Current Employee) – Florida – August 18, 2016
Very busy restaurant given its price, beautiful atmosphere, and yummy food. As a server, you're always going to walk out more than what you walked in with. At my location, on a good Friday night, servers including myself would walk out with 115+ in tips. Management is okay and co-workers keep me sane throughout my shift.
Great environment. Awesome managers. The food is delicious and cheap. So cheap that it invites cheap clientele. Tips will fluctuate a lot. Hours are not too bad. Stays very busy throughout week. Incredibly busy on the weekends. If you can keep a level head throughout the ups and downs of the restaurant industry then Cheddar's is not a bad gig. I recommend part time employment.
Discount on meals. Free meals for doubles on weekends. Bring a friend in get a discount on food
Long hours, Cheap clientele. No guarantee tips, No gratuity on large parties
Server (Former Employee) – Katy, TX – September 1, 2016
The menus items were cheap so tipping was hard to come by, i only had 2 $100 tips days, management didn't care if you made enough tips or not on our computers we had a system to where you could put your tips in and if it wasn't enough to cover the day a manager had to come and sign in saying that it was OK to leave, if you had that message pop up you were told to put in a higher amount.
Wait Staff/Lead Hostess (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – July 5, 2016
A work day would consist of serving guests with great care and careful listening skills. I learned about how important flipping a table can be and how to apply yourself when a guest is in need of service. Management was always supportive by running the kitchen as smooth and effective as possible. My co-workers knew that being a team player was key to being a successful server. The hardest part of my job were the very few times I fell short of making the guest absolutely happy, but the most enjoyable times were when the returning guests would request you as their server.
Dishwasher/Cook (Former Employee) – Dothan, AL – October 21, 2016
My typical work day was multitasking different assignments such as: setting up the dish machine, prepping shrimp such as peeling and deveining,. I would also help set up the fry station and back-up station. upon doing the fry station I would make batter, cook tortillas, cut onions for onion rings and make flour. when prepping for back-up I would bag pasta in individual bags weighing them at a certain weight. All of the tasks I listed that I learned I was able to learn on my downtime as a dishwasher. my managers were easy to work with, and worked around my schedule. One thing I didn't like who didn't have good work ethics. I enjoyed learning new things and growing my skills and given the opportunity to advance within the company.
free lunches, adjustable work schedulei
i wish i wouldve had more benfits such as: health insurance, paid vacation, and breaks.
Waiter/Server (Former Employee) – Kissimmee, FL – August 17, 2016
It is a very demanding company. It expects a lot from it's employees but what you get in return is worth the work. It gives fair opportunity of growth professionally inside the company and fair treatment in general.
Good chance of professional growth
Not recommended for students who need reasonable time for studies.
Server (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – May 31, 2016
Overall Cheddars is a wonderful place to work especially as a beginning serving job. The sections are small and there are enough servers there that as long as everyone is working the shift is a breeze. They have a habit of making the same individuals close every single night for months so beware if you want to close down the restaurant one night, chances are it will not be the last.
Management is great! The customers are a mix between amazing and awful (but that's every serving job) They are willing to work with you if you are willing to work with them.
You can usually always find 40 hours
The benifits are iffy and you can only get 1/2 off on weekdays an hour before close
Dish Washer (Former Employee) – Flowood, MS – September 22, 2016
This restaurant had reopened and i was so happy to jump at the application. I got hired and worked their for about a year and one day i came in to work, the sign was off the building. They just closed down without even giving employees time to find another job or warning.
This establishment was a great place to work but attracted all of the wrong people is all. From the guest to even some of the employees, there continued to be more concern with the quantity over the quality.
50% off lunch and dinner, great location
Prices were to cheap which invited the wrong crowd
Management doesn't really seem to know how to run the restaurant, can't seem to order needed product for daily operations, can't make sure daily prep gets done, they don't follow up on employees leaving, the first month we were opened, we lost thousands of dollars worth of food, etc.
Servers (Former Employee) – Webster, TX – May 11, 2016
You do the jobs most people tip out for. No one team works. The kitchen manager screams so loud you could hear her outside on the floor. Very embrassing ans difficult to explain to guest. Will call you names roller her eyes at you. Talks about you while getting drunk at the bar. Very gossipy and clicks. Play favorites than usually hurts you with the floor plan. It was a horrible experience. My recommendation is keep looking for work because you will be unhappy and miserable
Waitress/Bartender (Former Employee) – Midwest City, OK – May 27, 2016
I have always been a people person and love to enjoy were I am. Cheddars was a very upbeat and fast paced company where I could keep my tempo up and stay positive and in a good mood. My co-workers that I worked with were wonderful and I miss working with them. The hardest part of my job was actually leaving. I moved mack to Texas after my father passed away
G.M.-Christopher Jones - Front Control (Current Employee) – York, PA – September 11, 2016
A typical day at work for me was getting my station at the Host stand ready, seating guests, helping guests, providing structure to my coworkers. Working at Cheddars taught me to be assertive in a positive way and how to lead other coworkers.
Server (Former Employee) – Beckley, WV – August 12, 2016
Management was rude, inconsiderate, and mistreated employees and even manipulate policy to steal extra money and short change payroll such as editing your punch out times. worst job experience of my life.
How I miss a job like this. A great crew great managers great environment all around. This is the only restaurant that I know have thing going smoothly regardless of having different managers every once in a while they all knew what they were doing