13 New Menu Items The Cheesecake Factory Is Releasing This Spring
This spring, everyone's favorite factory is ramping up production. The Cheesecake Factory is expanding its already-large menu in several categories. (And here's what the company had to say about any potential menu cuts.)
With new dishes in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner sections, and four distinct new specialty cocktails, the iconic restaurant chain is a must-visit contender as dining restrictions begin to lift. The new menu items fuse a variety of flavors and even provide several plant-based options suitable for veggie lovers.
Here's what you can look forward to on your next visit to The Cheesecake Factory. And don't forget that all the entrées, and beverages too, come with a serving of that famous brown bread.
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Caramel Apple Pancakes
Friend groups across the country are eager for the return of brunch, and Cheesecake Factory is right there with them. These buttermilk pancakes, topped with glazed apples, crispy caramel pecans, and chantilly cream, and served with maple butter syrup, are calling your name. Available from the Saturday and Sunday brunch menu only.
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French Dip Cheeseburger
This charbroiled cheeseburger on a toasted brioche roll with onions comes with a side of sriracha mayo and au jus for dipping. And it looks like a shared plate to us since the sandwich is conveniently broken into three pieces.
Korean Fried Chicken
Drenched in spicy Korean BBQ sauce and served over steamed rice with avocado, kimchi, edamame, cilantro, and sesame seeds, this new Korean Fried Chicken is sure to have staying power.
Pan Roasted Chicken
For those with a milder palate, there's always the pan-roasted chicken. This plate feels like an homage to the '50s meat n' potatoes staple, but with that signature Cheesecake Factory shine (probably, butter).
Speaking of traditional, this dish will take you right back to grandma's kitchen—if your grandma were Italian and culinarily gifted. The Baked Rigatoni could be confused for a lasagna, with layers of melted mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan cheeses binding the rigatoni pasta. Topping it all off? The classic Cheesecake Factory's chicken bolognese sauce.
Classic Italian Trio
If you're feeling indeciso (Italian for indecisive), this trio is for you. It's a three-fold combo plate of the new baked rigatoni, fettuccine alfredo, and chicken parmesan.
A trip to Cheesecake Factory just got a lot more exciting for non-meat-eaters. These cauliflower tacos come with avocado, onion, chipotle and toasted pepitas, all wrapped in a soft corn tortilla. Factor in the rice and beans on the side for a perfectly plant-based spread.
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
Another new plant-based option comes stuffed with sweet potatoes. Smeared in melted cheese, Marcona-red chile salsa, and sour cream, the warm sweet potato enchiladas are filled with poblano peppers, onions, toasted pepitas, and of course, sweet potatoes. They come with a side of black beans and cilantro rice.
Carolina Grilled Salmon
In a final move toward lighter spring fare, the Cheesecake Factory is debuting a new salmon dish. Charbroiled and glazed with Carolina BBQ sauce (a Cheesecake Factory exclusive), the salmon comes with roasted sweet potatoes and a salad made of corn, avocado, zucchini, and cilantro. The only question left is, does it or does it not come with the onion rings piled picturesquely on top?
Four New Cocktails
To round out their new spring menu, the chain is introducing four new cocktails to toast with. Choose from the Grapefruit Cosmopolitan, made with Absolut Grapefruit and Aperol, the Pineapple Mezcal, the Strawberry Infused Margarita, and last but not least, the Key Lime Martini (which looks as much like a vacation as it sounds).
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