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    God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    So, the boss wants to take us out for lunch here in San Francisco. Someone hates sushi, another's allergic to Indian, so, we settle on the Cheesecake Factory. I suppress a groan, I LOATHE the Cheesecake Factory.

    First, the menu's the size of phone book.

    Second, the food's not good. But what it lacks in taste is made up for in size. Every meal is gargantuan. I order a club sandwich with fries but can't even finish half (and I'm 250lbs). Everyone at the table had to work the waiter double-time to box that slop up so that we can, ostensibly, eat it at home. (Mine will sit, first in the fridge, then in the garbage).

    Last, their signature dish, cheesecake, sucks. The gang's looking over 100 different variations of cheesecake: almond/raspberry/carmel and peanutbutter/cookiedough/whatever, etc...and I want to know if they just have cheesecake. They do, but I'm overruled. The cheesecakes that are delivered are, once again, gargantuan. These people just don't get it. A cheesecake is supposed to be a low, cool wedge of tangy creaminess, a sublime compliment to hot coffee. Instead we're treated to a whipped up excercise in sugar overkill.

    Please go away Cheesecake Factory.........and take Olive Garden with you.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    So tell us how you really feel.

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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    So, the boss wants to take us out for lunch here in San Francisco. Someone hates sushi, another's allergic to Indian, so, we settle on the Cheesecake Factory. I suppress a groan, I LOATHE the Cheesecake Factory.

    First, the menu's the size of phone book.

    Second, the food's not good. But what it lacks in taste is made up for in size. Every meal is gargantuan. I order a club sandwich with fries but can't even finish half (and I'm 250lbs). Everyone at the table had to work the waiter double-time to box that slop up so that we can, ostensibly, eat it at home. (Mine will sit, first in the fridge, then in the garbage).

    Last, their signature dish, cheesecake, sucks. The gang's looking over 100 different variations of cheesecake: almond/raspberry/carmel and peanutbutter/cookiedough/whatever, etc...and I want to know if they just have cheesecake. They do, but I'm overruled. The cheesecakes that are delivered are, once again, gargantuan. These people just don't get it. A cheesecake is supposed to be a low, cool wedge of tangy creaminess, a sublime compliment to hot coffee. Instead we're treated to a whipped up excercise in sugar overkill.

    Please go away Cheesecake Factory.........and take Olive Garden with you.

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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Is the Cheesecake factory a chain?
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Is the Cheesecake factory a chain?
    Yep, go up to the Greene in Dayton or Easton in Columbus.

    Bring $100 bills. Lots of them.

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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Is the Cheesecake factory a chain?
    There is one at Kenwood mall.

    It's ok, but nothing special, and isn't worth the price.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Is the Cheesecake factory a chain?
    Yes and a poor runner-up to Bob Evans.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life View Post
    There is one at Kenwood mall.

    It's ok, but nothing special, and isn't worth the price.
    I don't do malls. They make me feel like I'm suffocating. And shopping is one of my top five favorite things to do, the other four of which currently escape me.

    I had no idea this was a chain restaurant. Why are chains always the worst? Wait, that's a cylical question, isn't it?
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    FTR, I don't consider myself a foodie. I eat fast food once a week and hot dogs from stands but I just hate the crass overkill of their food. I can't enjoy myself because I'm worried about how much of this soulless food I can choke down.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Yes and a poor runner-up to Bob Evans.


    Frankly, Frisch's might have them beat too.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

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    Frankly, Frisch's might have them beat too.

    Frisch's is the same as Bob's Big Boy and Shoney's? I ask because I loved the fudge cake at Bob's. And the clam plate at HoJo's.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Frisch's is the same as Bob's Big Boy and Shoney's? I ask because I loved the fudge cake at Bob's. And the clam plate at HoJo's.
    Yes. Not sure if they are part of the same franchise system or not, but they are generally the same resturants.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    So, the boss wants to take us out for lunch here in San Francisco. Someone hates sushi, another's allergic to Indian, so, we settle on the Cheesecake Factory. I suppress a groan, I LOATHE the Cheesecake Factory.
    This is what kills me about this restaurant being a chain. You're in San Francisco for crying out loud, there have got to be a dozen good and reasonably-priced places to eat on every block near where you work.

    I will say this for the Olive Garden though: my old roommate's mother pointed out to her daughter once when she was complaining about going to the Olive Garden that it was the only place her teenage brother could eat as much as he wanted at a reasonable price (I guess it's all-you-can-eat, or maybe they have an all-you-can-eat night). It was a money-saving ventures for them for food that was mildly stomachable. This is valid.
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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post


    Frankly, Frisch's might have them beat too.
    I secretly love Frisch's--and actively miss it.

    Something infinitely charming about its blend of Morrison's Cafeteria oldster-ishness and its repudiation of the Cracker Barrel ethic. It's like the most clueless restaurant on the planet. I sympathize.

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    Re: God, Do I Hate the Cheesecake Factory

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Frisch's is the same as Bob's Big Boy and Shoney's? I ask because I loved the fudge cake at Bob's. And the clam plate at HoJo's.
    I don't think it's the same as Shoney's but in KY there are some Jerry's.
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