The Cheesecake Factory is about to open: We broke down the menu

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Philly is about to get its first Cheesecake Factory, and it’s a fancy one: Super-discerning Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron described the new building just being finished at 15th and Walnut as “a creamy-rich glass box.” When doors open on June 23, Philadelphians will get a chance to find out what makes this American comfort food chain so popular — there are currently 165 full-service locations across the country.

The restaurant is famous for its huge portions and equally expansive menu, which contains features both endearing and abhorrent. For example, there is a cheesesteak offered, and it’s even spelled correctly (as a single word). However, it’s a “California Cheesesteak.”

Check out other interesting menu stats in Billy Penn’s Cheesecake Factory Menu Index.

Number of menu pages: 20

Uses of the word “original” in welcome blurb: 7

Varieties of cheesecake offered: 37

Ways to order chicken: 85

Mentions of the word “crisp”: 22

Mentions of the word “fresh”: 80

Dishes that include a proper name (e.g. Linda’s Fudge Cake): 10

Geographic locations/cultures in dish titles: 14
(Louisiana, Baja, California, Santa Fe, Cuban, Navajo, Asian, Belgian, Chinese, Mediterranean, Jamaican, Cajun, Thai, Vietnamese, Buffalo)

Items on the SkinnyLicious® menu: 53

Highest calorie savory dish: Pasta Carbonara (2,290)

Highest calorie dessert: Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake™ (1,680)

Dish and drink names that are trademarked: 16

Calories in the whole menu: 381,285

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