Cotton Patch Cafe overview

Cotton Patch Café is an American restaurant chain. The chain has 52 casual dining restaurants located in the US states of Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Founded in 1989, Cotton Patch Cafe is an established company that loves to hire graduates from Tarleton State University, with 12.1% of its employees having attended Tarleton State University. Cotton Patch Cafe has established itself as a great place to work in Texas, and it is number 7 on Zippia's list of Best Companies to Work for in Grapevine, TX.
A large hospitality company with 1,600 employees and an annual revenue of $65.3M, Cotton Patch Cafe is headquartered in Texas.


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The team at Cotton Patch Cafe

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  • Michael Patranella (founders)
  • Lawrence Marshall (founders)

Cotton Patch Cafe Reviews

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What Do You Like About Working There?

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What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The clientele is typically older and therefore typically tip less, the base pay is $2.13/hr. Show More

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Cotton Patch Cafe Rankings

Cotton Patch Cafe is ranked #88 on the Best Hospitality Companies to Work For in Texas list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Cotton Patch Cafe careers

On average, employees at Cotton Patch Cafe stay with the company for 1.7 years. Employees most commonly join Cotton Patch Cafe after leaving Walmart. When they leave Cotton Patch Cafe, they most frequently get their next job at Walmart.

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Claim Jumper3.0 years

Cotton Patch Cafe

1.7 years
Zoes Kitchen1.1 years
Top Employers Before Cotton Patch Cafe
Walmart12.2 %
Sonic8.7 %
Denny's6.5 %
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Top Employers After Cotton Patch Cafe
Walmart15.8 %
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cotton Patch Cafe

When was Cotton Patch Cafe founded?

Cotton Patch Cafe was founded in 1989.

How many Employees does Cotton Patch Cafe have?

Cotton Patch Cafe has 1,600 employees.

How much money does Cotton Patch Cafe make?

Cotton Patch Cafe generates $65.3M in revenue.

What industry is Cotton Patch Cafe in?

Cotton Patch Cafe is in the restaurant chain industry.

What type of company is Cotton Patch Cafe?

Cotton Patch Cafe is a private company.

Who are Cotton Patch Cafe's competitors?

Cotton Patch Cafe competitors include Claim Jumper, Cracker Barrel, Zoes Kitchen, Brinker International, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, El Chico, Silver Diner, Ruby's Diner, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, Fatz Cafe, Logan's Roadhouse, Black Bear Diner, HuHot Mongolian Grill, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Mimi's Cafe, Chuy's, Big Boy Restaurant, On The Border, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Granite City Food & Brewery.

Who works at Cotton Patch Cafe?

Michael Patranella (founders)

Lawrence Marshall (founders)

Where is Cotton Patch Cafe's headquarters?

Cotton Patch Cafe's headquarters is in Grapevine, TX.

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