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We invite you to come and experience true American Cuisine.

"Home of the Jalapeno Cheesesteak"

Checkerz Restaurant
530 E. Orange Ave
Orange Grove, Texas
78372

chris@checkerzrestaurant.com

Owner and Operator Christopher M. Sens grew up in Orange Grove Texas and graduated in 1990 with honors.  Receiving a scholarship to play tennis at Texas A&I kingsville, Chris' first job was a shift manager at Taco Bell. 

In 1992, Chris joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln as an aircraft director on the flight deck. For the first 3 months, Chris was assigned to the mess hall. Thats where his passion for cooking began.

With an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Chris moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he became the night manager for Crystals Confectionary.  Under the training of J.P Jordan, Chris learned the ins and outs of restaurant operations.

Chris then joined the team of Woodys Steak & Seafood as the General Manager.  He studied under Stephen Woodward and was soon promoted to Area Supervisor.  Woody's opened 2 more restaurants in Calallen and Alice where Chris supervised operations.

In 2006, Chris took a break from the culinary world and became a Farmers Insurance agent where he spent 7 years serving the public.

Chris moved back to Orange Grove in 2011 and saw an opportunity to open his own restaurant.  Checkerz opened 3 weeks later.

Checkerz is committed to serving only the finest foods, made with the freshest ingredients. All of our dishes are made from scratch. After just one bite, Checkerz will be your favorite dining location.
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