Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Cheesecake Factory

Met my Dad and Stepmom for Father's Day Breakfast in Pleasanton. I've never had a good meal at The Cheesecake Factory, but it was Father's Day and he wanted to go there.

I decided to try tweeting about the meal while at the restaurant and since The Cheesecake Factory has a Twitter name @Cheesecake and to see if it was something I wanted to integrate into my blog. I ordered their Monte Cristo (Breakfast) Sandwich. I was first introduced to the Monte Cristo while I was living in Orlando at Bennigan's. To the best of my knowledge Bennigan's closed awhile back. It looks like it might be making a comeback as their webpage is up and running again, with "new" locations coming soon.

Back to The Cheesecake Factory. Their version of the Monte Cristo uses scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, and cheese on french toast coated in what appeared to be corn flakes, dusted with powdered sugar, served with strawberry jam and hash browns.

Where to start, the eggs looked and tasted as if they were left over from the day before, they were dry, crumbly and lacked flavor. The bacon looked like it was scooped from the bottom of a breakfast buffet chafing pan, bits and pieces. The french toast was soggy. The sandwich as a whole was barely at room temperature, well below what a freshly made hot breakfast sandwich should be served at. The hash browns were cold, limp and mushy. Another disappointing meal complements of The Cheesecake Factory.

My Stepmom made three requests of two different employees for a plate of lemon wedges for her salad, they were never served.

Here is a screen shot of my tweets and @Cheesecake 's reply.


I sent them my email address and the location, I never heard back from them. I do not do this to get anything from a restaurant, when offered, I refuse. I only do this to promote great dining experiences and to help prevent disappointing ones.

It looked decent at first

Cheesecake Factory on Urbanspoon

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