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Our Story

One of Lancaster’s favorite restaurants featuring warm hospitality, unparalleled service and a unique blend of French, Asian, and American cuisines that is the signature Checkers Bistro style.  Our inventive seasonal menu showcases our commitment to using local ingredients and purveyors.

We offer two distinct dining experiences in the Bar and in the Dining Room. Both serve the full menu, while the bar also offers special weekday and weekend social hour selections in a more casual, walk-in atmosphere.

Checkers Bistro originally opened in 2006, in an intimate neighborhood location, and relocated to the historical Champion Forge building in 2014, just a few blocks around the corner. 

We look forward to serving you and delivering an excellent dinning experience each time you visit.

It is always a beautiful day at Checkers Bistro!

Our Team

We believe that our success lies in the quality of our people. We work hard to attract, hire, and train an extraordinary staff that is notable for its friendliness, intelligence, work ethic, empathy, and self-awareness.  We are very proud of our Team at Checkers Bistro and strive to deliver a truly wonderful dining experience to all our guests.

Join Our Team

We are looking for people with a variety of skill sets and experiences and strive to bring together people who love to serve and are among the best in their field.  At Checkers Bistro, our employees come first because we believe that attracting, hiring, and nurturing the right person is what sets our restaurant apart. We aim to find individuals who embody our Family Values of Excellence, Hospitality and Integrity.

Checkers Bistro provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We challenge our employees’ abilities, expand their skills, and reward their contributions, all in an atmosphere that celebrates excellence and growth. We invest in our employees through training, mentoring, leadership development, and education on every aspect of the hospitality industry including culinary, service, beverage, and finance.

Checkers Bistro offers competitive compensation, paid time off and an outstanding work environment.

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Checkers Bistro is dedicated to extending hospitality into the community that has shown us so much love and support as a neighborhood restaurant.   Since we first opened in 2006 we have supported numerous organizations listed below.

We encourage our employees to support philanthropic efforts on their own, as well as those on behalf of Checkers Bistro.  We are proud partners of Lancaster City’s Adopt-a-Block program on North Charlotte Street.

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