Cook Out is a fast-food restaurant chain primarily founded in the Eastern and Southeastern United States. Their menu includes many standard fast-food items like hot dogs, hamburgers, different sides, chicken breast sandwiches, wraps, chicken strips, chopped pork BBQ, and quesadilla. As for dessert you can choose from a large variety of floats, milkshakes, and cheesecakes. There are more than forty different flavors for the shakes.

Cook Out restaurant prides itself in serving fresh food and quality products. The hamburgers are cooked “outdoor style” on the grill and never frozen. All the meals are prepared to order and the staff makes sure everything is cooked just the way clients prefer. The restaurant is open from lunch until late in the night.

Most Cook Out locations have a double drive-thru, but also outdoor patios and wonderful dining rooms. Cook Out has the mission to “serve customers the highest quality food in the least amount of time in a professional well-run way, overall to be the best in the quick service fast-casual business”. This statement ensured the success and expansion of the Cook Out company.

In the table below you will find the latest Cook Out menu prices.


Cook-Out Trays

Includes 2 Sides or Double Up & Drink

Hamburger Regular $5.29
Barbecue Regular $5.29
Hot Dogs 2 Pc. $5.29
Big Double Burger   $5.29
Quesadilla – Chicken or Beef   $5.29
Chicken Regular $5.29
Cajun Chicken   $5.29
Spicy Chicken   $5.29
BBQ Char-Grilled Chicken   $5.29
Chicken Strips 3 Pc. $5.29

Char-Grilled Hot Dogs

Hot Dog   $1.00
Cook Out Style   $1.99
Mexi Style   $2.19
Bacon Cheddar   $2.19

Homemade Style Chicken Strips

Chicken Strips with Sauce 3 Pc. $3.59
Chicken Strip Sandwich   $3.59
Chicken Strips Club   $4.29
Chicken Nuggets 5 Pc. $1.00

Char-Grilled Chicken Breast

Original Style   $3.59
Barbecue Style   $3.59
Cajun Style   $3.59
Club Style   $4.29
Cheddar Style   $4.29

Crispy Spicy Chicken Breast Fillet

Regular Spicy Style   $3.59
Cheese Style   $3.99

Homemade Char-Grilled Hamburgers

Hamburger Small $1.49
Hamburger Regular $2.99
Hamburger Big Double $3.19
Hamburger Huge $3.59
Cook Out Style Small $2.49
Cook Out Style Regular $3.89
Cook Out Style Big Double $3.99
Cook Out Style Huge $4.49
Out West Style Small $2.29
Out West Style Regular $3.79
Out West Style Big Double $3.99
Out West Style Huge $4.39
Steak Style Small $2.19
Steak Style Regular $3.69
Steak Style Big Double $3.89
Steak Style Huge $4.29
Cheddar Style Small $2.59
Cheddar Style Regular $3.99
Cheddar Style Big Double $4.29
Cheddar Style Huge $4.59


Quesadilla – Chicken or Beef 2 Pc. $3.19

Chopped Pork BBQ

BBQ Sandwich   $3.19
BBQ Plate   $4.29

Single Items

Hot Dog with Cheddar Cheese   $1.49
Hot Dog with Chilli   $1.69
Corn Dog   $1.00
Cheese Dog   $1.00
Mustard Relish Hot Dog   $1.00
BLT Sandwich   $1.00


Bacon Ranch Wrap   $1.00
Crispy Chicken Cajun Wrap   $1.99
Crispy Chicken Ranch Wrap   $1.99
Crispy Chicken Honey Mustard Wrap   $1.99


Hushpuppies 12 Pc. $1.00
French Fries Regular $1.00
French Fries Large $1.89
Cook Out Fries with Cheese   $1.59
Cook Out Fries with Chilli   $1.69
Cook Out Fries with Cheese & Chilli   $1.99
Onion Rings   $2.19


Fresh Brewed Tea (Sweet or Unsweetened) Large $1.00
Fresh Brewed Tea (Sweet or Unsweetened) Huge $1.99
Fountain Drinks Regular $1.59
Fountain Drinks Large $1.99
Fountain Drinks Huge $2.19

Floats & Cheesecakes

Coke Float   $1.99
Cheerwine Float   $1.99
Cheesecake (N. Y. Style) Slice $2.19

Fancy Milkshakes

Milkshake   $2.99

Brand History

Morris Reaves opened the first Cook Out restaurant in the 1980s on Randleman Road in Greensboro, North Carolina. The current owner of the company is still Morris Reaves and the Chief Executive Officer is his son Jeremy Reaves. By the end of the year 1998, there were other ten Cook Out restaurants opened in the Raleigh/Durham area in North Carolina. But it didn’t stop here and the brand opened more locations in the Charlotte Metro Area in the following years. The restaurant built its good reputation thanks to the great customer service and quality food. This reputation led to the creation of a loyal customer base in the Southeastern area.

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On July 30, 2010, the first restaurant was opened outside of the state of North Carolina, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In the same year, two more locations were opened in Orangeburg and Clemson, South Carolina. The company continued its expansion and new restaurants were opened in Harrisonburg, Virginia; Columbia, South Carolina; Lynchburg, Virginia; Radford, Virginia and Blacksburg, Virginia. Also, the restaurant expanded in other states such as Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

The restaurant chain is constantly expanding and more locations are opened in different areas from the Southeast of the United States. Besides the growth, the company is always looking for the best staff. All the employees are talented, outstanding, and dedicated, so the service is great and the customers satisfied.

The Cook Out company developed and became so successful by focusing on three main pillars: the service, customers, and quality. Nowadays, there are more than 290 locations.

Our review

Cook Out menu includes American fast-food favorites like char-grilled burgers, chicken, hot dogs, Cook Out trays, Lexington style barbecue, side orders, cheesecake, floats, and milkshakes. For a burger, you will have to pay anywhere between $1.5 and $5, and you will be able to choose from Steak Style, Cook Out Style, Cheddar Style, and West Style burgers. As for a hot dog, the price is anywhere between $1.5 and $3, and these include Cheese Dog, Cook Out Style Dog, Mexi Dog, Slaw Dog, and Bacon Cheddar Dog.

Cook Out Menu ItemsFor a chicken Char-Grilled sandwich, you will have to pay around $5 and these include Chicken Strip Club Sandwich, Original Style, Chicken Strip Sandwich, BBQ Style, Cheese Style, and Spicy Chicken Breast Fillet. Also, you can eat quesadillas at this restaurant, and it costs around $3. Barbecue comes either as Lexington-style barbecue plate or homemade slaw and Texas Pete sandwich. Its price is anywhere between $3.5 and $5.

The price of a Cook Out Tray meal is anywhere between $4.5 and $6. These options would include Chicken or Beef Quesadilla, Big Double Burger, Two Hot Dogs, Cajun Chicken, and Spicy Chicken. As for sides, you can choose between Quesadillas, Fries, Fried Okra, Hushpuppies, Bacon Ranch Wrap, Onion Rings, and Homemade Slaw.

Desserts as cheesecake and floats cost anywhere between $1 and $2.5, while for a milkshake you will have to pay anywhere between $2.5 and $4.

The Cook Out restaurant is open from lunch until late in the night. You will not have to make a reservation in advance as this is a casual fast food location. You can choose to dine out right there or take out your order. The customers’ favorites are the burgers and the milkshakes, but the hot dogs and the spicy chicken sandwich are also recommended.

Cook Out FAQs

Who is the founder of Cook Out?

Cook Out was founded by Morris Reaves and nowadays the CEO is his son, Jeremy Reaves.

Does Cook Out use real beef?

Yes, Cook Out restaurants use real ground beef which is made into patties. They never use frozen meat and their meat is delivered every day at each restaurant.

Are the Cook Out hotdogs made of pork or beef?

The hotdogs cooked at Cook Out are made with beef.

What sides can I serve at Cook Out?

Cook Out has a large variety of sides you can choose from such as Quinoa Salad, Potato Salad, Zucchini, Coleslaw, and Bean Salad.

What type of Char-Grilled Burgers can I serve at Cook Out?

You can choose between a wide variety of char-grilled burgers at Cook Out. Some of them include Steak style, Cookout style, Out west style, and Cheddar style.

How much does it cost a Cook Out shake?

The cost of a shake at Cook Out is anywhere between $2.5 and $4. There are many flavors you can choose from such as Fresh Banana, Vanilla, Hershey’s Chocolate, and Strawberry.

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