How did the Electric Cheetah get its name you ask? The Electric Cheetah started as a backyard birthday party that had hundreds of little twinkling lights strung high in the air, just which is what the lights hung in our restaurant represent. As the party progressed, our guests commented that they were getting little shocks from everything they touched, you know, the party was “Electric”. During a celebratory toast, a spotted cat came leaping across the table tops feeling the same little shocks that we all had been feeling as well. The host, still in awe that this had actually happened, proclaimed that we shall call this birthday celebration “The Electric Cheetah”. That back yard, here in Grand Rapids became known as “The Electric Cheetah” and the lights remained.
Moving on, The Electric Cheetah name came along for the ride. I started catering under the name, “The Kitchen of the Electric Cheetah” and I said, “if I ever open a restaurant, it would be called ‘The Electric Cheetah,’” and here we are.
In addition to fantastic food, the Electric Cheetah soon became famous for its extensive craft root beer list, and then its in-house root beer. The first batch was brewed in October 2017, and eventually we came up with so many flavors that we launched Electric Cheetah Root Beer as as standalone beverage brand, available at stores, restaurants, and special events all around Grand Rapids.
We are pleased to announce that the Electric Cheetah will be opening a second location in Cascade by the end of 2019. We’ll be serving you the same favorites as we do on Wealthy Street, in a new neighborhood! Electric Cheetah Cascade will feature a few differences with more entree options and a wood-fired oven, so we can bring you more fresh baked to order breads and other menu items like our baked macaroni will pass through the wood oven. See you soon in Cascade! (And in the meantime, we are always here for you at our original location)