The History of COOK OUT

"Welcome to Cook Out, may I take your order please?"
It has been 28 years and counting since these words were first spoken. Cook Out originated in 1989 in Greensboro, NC.

  • 1989

    Cook Out Officially Opens

    Randleman Rd, Greensboro, NC

  • 1996

    First sit-in Cook Out

    North Main Street in High Point, NC

  • 1998

    10th Cook Out Opens

    Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NCWinston Salem NC

  • 1999

    Established COOK OUT Meat Commissary

    All of our meat is ground and pattied every single day, loaded on a truck every single day, delivered to each individual store location every single day, and cooked fresh every single day. This is where our motto was born, “Always Fresh, Never Frozen.”

    Meat Commissionary

  • 2004

    Credit & Debit

    The year we started accepting credit and debit

  • 2006

    Boone Location Opens

    Cook Out opened in the graceful city of Boone in 2006

  • 2008

    50th Cook Out Opens

    Conover, NC

  • 2009

    All locations were only in NC

  • 2010

    Tunnel Road Location Opens

    Started 2010 by opening in Asheville with record max sales.

  • 2010

    First Store in South Carolina

    Cook Out opened it's 74th store in Spartanburg, SC, which was the first store outside of NC.

    Spartonburg SC

  • 2010

    First store in Tennessee

    Johnson City, TN

    Johnson City TN

  • 2010

    First store in Virginia

    Henrico, VA

    Henrico VA

  • 2012

    100th Cook Out Opens

    Florence, SC

    Florence SC

  • 2012

    Castle Cook Out Opens

    Newport News, VA

  • 2013

    First Store In Georgia

    Statesboro, GA

    Statesboro GA

  • 2013

    First store in Kentucky

    Richmond, KY

    Richmond KY

  • 2014

    First store in Maryland

    Salisbury, MD

  • 2014

    150th COOK OUT

    Bowling Green, KY

    Bowling Green, KY

  • 2014

    First store in West Virginia

    Huntington, WV

    Huntington, WV

  • 2015

    Wendover Location Opens

    Holden onto our roots, we returned to Greensboro and opened the first sit down restaurant.

  • 2016

    First store in Mississippi

    Oxford, MS

    Oxford, MS

  • 2016

    First Store in Alabama

    Tuscaloosa, AL

  • 2016

    200th COOK OUT opens

    Starkville, MS

    Starkville, MS