Kitchen explosion closes Fayetteville Cheddar's

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The Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Fayetteville is closed after authorities said a small explosion occurred inside of the restaurant. (Credit: Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen )

The Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Fayetteville is closed after authorities said a small explosion occurred inside of the restaurant.

The Fayetteville Fire and Emergency Management Department was called to the restaurant, located at 225 North McPherson Church Rd., after reports of a fire Saturday night.

When crews arrived, they found no signs of a fire from the outside of the building. However, after investigating, they found a small explosion had occurred inside of a cooker in the kitchen.

One employee was injured and about 200 people were evacuated from the restaurant.

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Authorities report no damage was done to the building.

The Health Department was requested due to an incident occurring inside of a restaurant.

The business is currently closed and crews did not say when they would reopen.

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