Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen opened its first Tucson location at 3455 E. Broadway at El Con Shopping Center.
The restaurant prides itself on producing 90 percent of its menu by scratch in a kitchen manned by three times the number of cooks working in most restaurant kitchens, according to a news release.
Cheddar's made inroads into Arizona last March with a restaurant in Chandler. The chain was launched in Texas in 1979 and now has more than 150 locations in 29 states.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen's menu includes steaks, seafood, salads, pastas, burgers and chicken dishes.
The Tucson restaurant occupies 8,000 square feet and seats up to 200 diners.