In 1995, co-owners Barry Eldredge, Clayton Wyman, Homer Cutrubus and brother Phidia Cutrubus built the Ogden Comfort Suites and its accompanying restaurant, Cactus Reds.
Eldredge said he and Wyman both had experience in the hospitality industry before the four business partners decided to venture out on their own.
They hired a chef from the Lake Tahoe area to design a menu of Southwest cuisine, featuring several meat dishes, seafood, sandwiches, salads and hamburgers.
Since their hotel features Southwestern dÃ©cor, they decided to theme the restaurant along the same lines. Eldredge said about half of their business comes from locals and the other half from hotel guests.