Our first Cork ‘N Cleaver restaurant opened in 1964 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The owners and organizers, with restaurant experience in Aspen, Colorado, developed the unique concept of Cork ‘N Cleaver. Much of the southwestern décor, building construction and fixtures were built by us. The décor was thoughtfully planned to create the most comfortable, warm atmosphere one could find outside the home. Original and unique concepts such as an innovative salad bar, cleaver-style menus, wine lists, a limited steak menu, and exhibition cooking added to the atmosphere, but helped establish the Cork ‘N Cleaver as an instant success. The Cork ‘N Cleaver has changed and diversified over the years, but our basic philosophy remains the same as it was in those early days.