We Made It! The Cheesecake Factory Is Officially America’s Favorite Restaurant

Life & Culture Editor
05.10.16 8 Comments


Listen here, friend: There’s literally nothing more satisfying than eating a 3,000 calorie piece of cheesecake in a casual setting on the top floor of your favorite galleria (which is the correct term for any mall that has a The Cheesecake Factory). And now that America’s spoken — choosing The Cheesecake Factory as the number one casual dining establishment in the country — it’s more important than ever that we stop hating on the #cheesecakelyfe and start embracing the fact that there’s nowhere else in the world where you can enjoy a Mexican appetizer, an Italian entree, a booze-filled milkshake, and a dessert (the milkshake is a beverage) that will actually make noises as it clogs your goddamn arteries.

Today’s joyous news comes to us via Nation’s Restaurant News which conducted a poll about which casual dining establishments Americans love most based on criteria such as food quality, service, cleanliness, atmosphere, and “craveability” and then ranked the top 40 restaurants in order based on these criteria. It’s no surprise, then, that The Cheesecake Factory, with its many offerings and a dedication to playing today’s top hits — covered by artists that almost sound like the real thing — nabbed the top prize.

This isn’t the first time the restaurant has earned accolades. In March, we listed the reasons why it’s such a winner — the menu makes no sense, the people-watching is amazing (particularly the breakups), and there’s always the possibility of catching a celeb sighting because Amber Rose and Drake love it, too. It’s nice to see that the public agrees with the assessment.

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