Cheddars Casual Café opened today at 3609 Walton Way Ext.
Cheddars is a sit-down restaurant with a full bar and outdoor patio. It seats 300 people and will employ 150.
The restaurant is run by Macon-based C&P Restaurant Co., which also runs the Captain Ds restaurants in Augusta.
Construction on the 7,800 sqaure foot restaurant began in April.
There are now 76 Cheddars restaurants throughout the country.