We Are Greer.

A family-owned, hospitality and commercial
real estate development company.

We are headquartered in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky.
An independent restaurant company launching Coba Cocina and other unique concepts, and a franchisee of casual dining and hotel chains, including Cheddar's Casual Café, Marriott, and Hilton hotels.

It's our mission to give you everything we've got.

About Us

We believe

in giving people more than they can imagine
and everything we've got.

So we only serve up the same quality, value, and respect we give our own families.
It's why you'll only find fresh, delicious, homemade, and handmade food in our restaurants.
Why our hotels offer only warm hospitality and great service.
It's why we take time to listen and do more than people expect.

It's why we own everything we build - and why Kentucky will always be our home.

Because the things that matter don't come in fancy packages or from far-away factories.
They come from years spent doing right by people and their families.
They come from our hearts, minds, and hands.

And they're always made from scratch.

  • 1969

    Phil Greer Graduates from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

  • 1969-1987

    Phil taught at Tates Creek High School and coached football, wrestling, and tennis, and his teams won six state championships. During this time he was also a college basketball referee for the Southeastern, Metro, Southwest, and Ohio Valley Conferences.

  • 1980s

    Greer formed a real estate partnership.

  • 1987

    Dunn Greer Realtors was started.

  • 1988

    September 1988 Greer Companies begins.

  • 1989

    August 1989 1st Shoney's opens.

  • 1994

    First Fazoli's is built in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

  • 1996

    First Cheddar's is built in Lexington, Kentucky on Tates Creek.

  • 2002

    Lee Greer joins the company.

  • 2008

    Cathy celebrates her 20th anniversary.

  • 2011

    100th Cheddar's location opens in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Company breaks 100 million in annual sales.

  • 2012

    Greer Companies 30th location opens in Beckley, West Virginia.

  • 2013

    Greer Companies 40th location opens in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • 2014

    Coba celebrates one year anniversary

  • 2015

    Greer Companies begins construction on a new upscale Hampton Inn opening near UK’s campus.

Our Team

For us, it's simple

surround yourself with good people and
great things will happen.

What do you get when you combine a former University of Kentucky
football player who hails from the coal mines, a comedian/attorney, a Wall
Street financial guy, and a Kentucky farm boy with a brain as big as his
attitude? A company that builds character - and has a cast of characters.
A company that brings together people from diverse backgrounds
and disciplines, because we know that's where the magic is.

It's our job to take good care of people,
and we start with each other.


We love

crafting special places, unforgettable experiences and new friendships - and we've been doing it since the day Greer began.

We believe success is not defined by what we do, but by how we do it. So we take care to do things right.
Because when someone cares, it shows and communities flourish.

That's why before we begin any new project, we take the time to listen to neighbors,
local business owners, community leaders, environmental engineers, and landscape architects to
ensure that everything we do embraces the traditions, character, and goals of the community.
Together, we'll create special places that are unique to the communities of which they're part.

Places they'll be proud to call their own.
Places, By Greer.


We grew up in American Kitchens

And we come from hard working people who tended gardens, canned vegetables, and made fresh, delicious food from recipes passed down over generations.

Our Mint Julep Restaurants group makes everything from scratch. It's not just our food philosophy, it's the way we approach the world. From the design of our restaurants, to the chefs and prep cooks that craft fresh, delicious homemade and handmade food, to the servers and managers who make your enjoyment their mission. Our restaurants include three unique and world class independent concepts - Coba Cocina, Cobar Cantina, and Cocoh! Confectioner - in Lexington, KY, as well as 44 Cheddar's Casual Cafés in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Sound good? Then, come on, y'all!


We are proud

to be a franchisee of Hilton, Marriott,
and the Intercontinental Hotel Group.

We're also travelers and adventurers who understand that a fresh, clean,
well appointed hotel room and warm service make for the best journeys.
Conveniently located in cities and towns throughout the South, our hotels provide
a comfortable and comforting haven, exceptional value, and service

rivaled only by the only other place in the world we recommend: home.


Join Our Team

Looking to join the Greer Companies team?

If you're the kind of person who enjoys working in a fast-paced, creative atmosphere that celebrates great service and teamwork, then we might be the right fit.

Your opportunity awaits.


Hometown: Paris, KY

Education, Distinctions, Memberships:
Paris High School

Greer Companies, Director of Construction since 2005
Lane Consultants, Real Estate Agent
Seed Restaurant Group (Fazoli’s), Director of Finance Development 
Jerrico, Inc (Long John Silver’s), Director of Operations

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