25 years ago, two energetic guys, Larry Marshall and Mike Patranella, rolled up their sleeves, worked long hours and created a restaurant like no other.
The idea behind that first Cotton Patch Cafe in Nacogdoches was to create a community restaurant that offered great food made from scratch, served by caring folks who are part of your community.
As the Cotton Patch Cafe reputation grew, more restaurants opened. Each fostered pride in its community. That became part of the Cotton Patch Cafe culture. Cotton Patch Cafe donates to hundreds of wonderful charities and causes every year.
That recipe works. Today Cotton Patch has 48 locations (and growing) in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas.
''Our culture is to give,'' says Kathy Nelson, CEO of Cotton Patch Cafe. ''Cotton Patch isn't only about food. We want to help people live better lives.''
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