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Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Cheesecake Factory latest example of Knoxville eatery explosion

Word that another national restaurant chain may soon call Knoxville home has East Tennesseans buzzing.

Cheddars opens newest location in West Knoxville

Cheddars opens newest location in West Knoxville

Cheddars' newest East Tennessee restaurant opened Monday. It's located at Gallaher View Road and Kingston Pike in West Knoxville.

A good crowd was there for dinner Monday evening, and one customer we talked with says it was a good first experience.

"I've never seen a restaurant go up as quick as this did. I just live about five minutes from here, and I've been looking forward to coming in because of the experience I had at the Maryville restaurant, and the prices are unbelievable," said Ed Smith.

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens Tuesday

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens Tuesday

Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy's opens its doors Tuesday at 11 a.m. It will be the chain's first Knoxville location.

It's located right in front of the new Kroger Marketplace at Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike.

The Austin, Texas-based chain is known for its authentic and fresh food.

Chuy's Knoxville owner promises an entertaining atmosphere and great food made from scratch daily.

The restaurant plans to hire about 170 staff members.

New fast casual restaurant opens in Bearden

New fast casual restaurant opens in Bearden

Simple and fresh, that's the mission of a new restaurant in Knoxville.

Zoe's Kitchen opened Thursday in Bearden Hill.

The Alabama-based chain caters to people on-the-go and to families. The concept started in 1995 with the aim of offering fresh, fast casual food.

Zoe's Kitchen says it has an array of options.

"Salads, wraps, pitas, we have a phenomenal dinner menu with steak kabobs, salmon kabobs, chicken kabobs. We make our own hummus as an appetizer with free-squeezed lemon juice," said Tyre Stuckey.