The Cheesecake Factory has made plenty of headlines for being one of the unhealthiest restaurants in America. If you’ve ever been to their restaurant, you know that they have a HUGE menu … so navigating through their sea of unhealthy dishes was no easy task. My analysis of Cheesecake Factory’s nutrition information pretty much confirmed the “unhealthy” monikor.
The problem with the Cheesecake Factory’s food is similar to the problems with other restaurants:
- Too many calories
- Too much fat
- Too much refined carbs
- Too much salt
I counted 166 items on the menu that have over 1,000 calories (that’s no typo). Quite the incredible feat, if you ask me. So I decided to show you all of them. Not because I have a grudge against Cheesecake Factory, simply because I think you have a right to know.
Below you’ll see the best and worst things on the menu at Cheesecake Factory. In case you haven’t guessed already, there aren’t a whole lot of good ones on my list. Heck, even the turkey burger has 1370 calories!
Like most chain restaurants, the Cheesecake Factory posts its nutrition facts information online. There were so many unhealthy dishes I split them up by category. Cheesecake Factory opted to leave out certain nutrition facts for some reason … including the fat and added sugar content of all of its dishes. That’s why you won’t see fat listed below–just calories, carbs, and sodium.
Prepare to be shocked …
Cheesecake Factory Nutrition Information: Unhealthiest Foods on the Menu
Wines (note: not sure why these foods are listed under “Wines”)
Lunch Chicken Specials
Fish & Seafood
Steak & Chops
Eggs & Omelettes
Ice Cream Delights
I understand some of these are big plates and meant to be shared. But wow, this was even shocking to me. 166 things on the menu over 1,000 calories?!
So what should you order??
Well, there’s not much that meets my standard for “healthy” but if you’re making a trip to Cheesecake Factory I recommend the following …
Healthier Options at Cheesecake Factory
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