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Cook Out is a privately owned American fast-food restaurant chain operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Founded in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1989,[2] the chain has since expanded and now has restaurants in over 100 cities. The chain itself has grown in size with many locations now spread throughout the Southeastern US.[3]

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Cook Out
TypePrivate
IndustryRestaurants
GenreQuick service restaurant
Founded1989; 33 years ago (1989)
Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
FounderMorris Reaves
Headquarters
15 Laura Lane Suite 300, Thomasville, North Carolina
,
U.S.
Number of locations
290 as of May 2021
Area served
Key people
Jeremy Reaves (CEO)
ProductsHamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, Carolina-style barbecue, and milkshakes
RevenueUS$125 million
OwnerMorris Reaves
Number of employees
13,000 as of May 2021[1]
Websitecookout.com
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The standard format of the restaurant features two drive-thru lanes and a walk-up window, but no indoor seating. Some newer locations have an indoor dining room and counter service similar to a traditional fast-food restaurant, but most still only have drive-thru and walk-up service. The restaurant specializes in hamburgers, milkshakes, and North Carolina-style pork barbecue.