Us Americans obsession with The Cheesecake Factory is well deserved in my opinion. To be perfectly honest, I am not a fan of chain style restaurant, but with a menu of hundreds of delicious items, the Cheesecake Factory really warms my heart. While we don’t eat out very often while at home (to save money for vacation) when you are on vacation it’s fun too splurge. Yes, I love finding the local restaurants with their unique dining, but for some reason (actually 7 of them) we find ourselves at a Cheesecake Factory.
7 Reasons We Almost Always Dine At Cheesecake Factory While On Vacation
1) The large portions (Perfect for Sharing)
If you are out on vacation, especially sightseeing, there is no doubt that by dinner time, you will be ravenous (or is that just me). If you are vacationing with family and friends then no doubt, there will be a lot of hungry stomachs along with you. When you are this hungry, all you want is a great meal. Not a good meal with decent portions. A great meal with large portions. This is exactly what you get at The Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant is quite generous with their portions making it one of the best choices for dining while on vacation. The large portions are well worth every penny that you pay.
2) Variety in the menu
The Cheesecake Factory has always managed to surprise its customers since it started in 1978. The menu at The Cheesecake factory offers an amazing variety of dishes. There is so much variety that even regular customers of The Cheesecake Factory may not have given all of them a try at least once. When you are on vacation and in the mood to try out a couple of new dishes, but can’t be bothered to actually go out exploring, The Cheesecake Factory is your best bet. In addition, since the portions are filling, you win in terms of quantity and variety.
3) Healthy options for to avoid unwanted pounds!
Unfortunately for me when my husband and first started dating there was not many healthy options at the Cheesecake Factory, and a little weight gain ensued (I call it the love 15). Now, in addition to their massive menu, the Cheesecake Factory has taken our waistlines into mind as well. The Cheesecake Factory has a number of healthy options on their menu. Despite being healthy, these foods do not lack in taste and is a great option for people who are worried about messing up their diet while on a vacation. My husbands favorite is the Tuna Tataki Salad (I think he just likes to order it to say the name) and I love the Skinnylicious Turkey and Avocado Sandwich.
Here are some of our favorite super tasty healthy options.
- Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos.
- Seared Tuna Tataki Salad.
- Skinnylicious Summer Shrimp Rolls.
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp.
- Grilled Steak Medallions.
- Skinnylicious Grilled Salmon.
- Tuscan Chicken.
- Skinnylicious Turkey and Avocado Sandwich.
4) Great Place to Bring the Kids + The secret kid’s menu
If you have your kids tagging along with you, (they always seem to be following us) Cheesecake Factory is a pretty solid bet. The staff at The Cheesecake Factory are extremely warm to the kids and the key is, the ambiance is noisy enough where nobody will notice your cranky kids after a full day of sightseeing. In addition, the most exciting part is that the kitchen at The Cheesecake Factory offers a secret menu just for kids! The hidden menu has recipes ranging from fried chicken and burgers to some great subs.
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Chicken Strips & Fries
- Mac & Cheese Burger
5) Consistent quality
The Cheesecake Factory never disappoints. After all these years, The Cheesecake Factory has not compromised on quality and continues to offer their customers the very best from their kitchens. To be honest, I have no idea how they do it. I can barely make the same recipe taste the same for dinner and these guys are pulling it off on hundreds of dishes at hundreds of locations
6) They seem to be everywhere we travel
Whether it’s a Cheesecake Factory or their spinoff Grand Lux Cafe, there seems to be one everywhere we go. Dubai, there’s a Cheesecake Factory, Oahu, you bet. Orlando, of course, there is one. They now have hundreds of locations.
Last but definitely not the least, the spotlight falls on the dessert menu. There is so much to be said about the desserts offered at The Cheesecake Factory. With over fifty varieties of cheesecake itself, the restaurant is every cheesecake lovers dream. You will probably have a hard time choosing just one dessert from the whole menu. We usually order three slices for the seven of us because the cheesecake is so rich it’s plenty to have half a slice.
Where is the one place you find always eating at while on vacation?
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