Do loyal patrons share any heartwarming stories about their experiences at Cesar’s?
Cesar’s has been lucky enough to be the stage for a few marriage proposals over the years, and the restaurant has even been privy to photoshoots for engagement or wedding photos. We’ve had a few, maybe four or five, couples who went to Cesar’s on their first date, and they’ve used the restaurant to take photos during their special day. It’s been a cool experience getting to be a part of that.
What are the future plans for Cesar’s Killer Margaritas, and how do they aim to continue their legacy in Lakeview?
As we’ve come upon 21 years, Cesar’s is doing some revamping to the restaurants – lots of remodeling that is important, mainly back of house and some front of house as well. New floors, new furniture, and new audio equipment have all been a part of the restaurant’s refresh.
We aim to continue our legacy in Lakeview by working to keep serving good quality, authentic food, and striving to be a great place to work. We have a core group of employees who have been with us for over 15 years, and we take pride in creating a work environment where people look forward to coming into work. Which then creates good customer service.
How has the changing landscape of Lakeview influenced the offerings and ambiance of Cesar’s over the years?
Despite the changing landscape of Lakeview, we’ve tried to be aware of keeping things consistent and maintaining our brand, as we’ve found a lot of regulars will move out of the community, but will come back to visit looking for the Cesar’s brand they know and love.
As part of the Lakeview Legacy project, what message would Cesar’s like to convey to future generations about the importance of community and enduring businesses?
As part of the Lakeview Legacy project, my best advice is to figure out a way to give to back to the community, aside from just offering food and drinks. Finding a way to help out, no matter how big or small, especially during times of need like the holidays. Cesar’s hosts an annual Turkey Drive near Thanksgiving, and a clothing drive in early December, and these are two events I look forward to each year.
As for advice for enduring businesses, Cesar’s is an excellent example that even if it starts out rough, maybe a plumbing issue at a soft opening or a network crash, if you keep going and work hard, you can find success 21+ years later.