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As the name suggests, The Cheesecake Factory is best known for its delicious dairy cakes. But the restaurant also offers full-course meals ranging from steak dinners to pastas. And that menu is only getting bigger. It’s clear people love The Cheesecake Factory. Some, so much that they even took their engagement photos there.

But what is the health impact of this Cheesecake Factory love affair on its patrons?

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The team at HealthGrove, a health and nutrition data site by Graphiq, decided to investigate the most caloric items on The Cheesecake Factory menu. Using nutrition data from the restaurant, HealthGrove made a list of all the items on the menu containing 1,500 or more calories and ranked them in order of lowest to highest. Note that this doesn’t include beverages, side dishes and shared dishes. Ties were broken based on sodium content, as information about fat was unavailable on the company’s website.

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Cheesecake fans will be relieved that the most caloric menu item is not one of the restaurant’s eponymous desserts. In fact, desserts don’t even rank in the top 29 most caloric items on the menu. Dessert-wise, the Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake comes in as the most caloric sweet on the menu, followed (surprisingly) by the healthy-sounding Carrot Cake. Outside of deserts, pasta dishes were among the most caloric at the restaurant, occupying five of the top 10 spots.

53. Garlic Noodles

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,500
  • Sodium: 1,800 milligrams

52. Baja Chicken Hash

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,500
  • Sodium: 1,950 milligrams

51. Chris’ Outrageous Chocolate Cake

  • Menu category: Specialty desserts
  • Calories: 1,510
  • Sodium: 580 milligrams

50. Caesar Salad with Chicken

  • Menu category: Salads
  • Calories: 1,510
  • Sodium: 1,450 milligrams

49. Pasta da Vinci

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,520
  • Sodium: 580 milligrams

58. Hot Fudge Sundae

  • Menu category: Ice cream delights
  • Calories: 1,530
  • Sodium: 420 milligrams

57. Thai Chicken Pasta

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,530
  • Sodium: 2,180 milligrams

46. Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

  • Menu category: Fish & seafood
  • Calories: 1,530
  • Sodium: 2,220 milligrams

45. Crispy Spicy Beef

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,530
  • Sodium: 3,380 milligrams

44. Hibachi Steak

  • Menu category: Steak & chops
  • Calories: 1,530
  • Sodium: 3,720 milligrams

43. Carrot Cake

  • Menu category: Specialty desserts
  • Calories: 1,550
  • Sodium: 490 milligrams

42. Chicken Parmesan Sandwich

  • Menu category: Sandwiches
  • Calories: 1,570
  • Sodium: 2,940 milligrams

41. French Toast with Grilled Ham

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,570
  • Sodium: 3,100 milligrams

40. Double B.B.Q. Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,580
  • Sodium: 2,990 milligrams

39. Pasta Carbonara

  • Menu category: Lunch pasta
  • Calories: 1,590
  • Sodium: 740 milligrams

38. Steak Diane and Chicken Madeira

  • Menu category: Factory combinations
  • Calories: 1,590
  • Sodium: 2,480 milligrams

37. Crusted Chicken Romano

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,610
  • Sodium: 1,820 milligrams

36. Monte Cristo Sandwich

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,620
  • Sodium: 2,780 milligrams

35. Pasta Bolognese

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,640
  • Sodium: 1,500 milligrams

34. Grilled Shrimp & Bacon Club

  • Menu category: Sandwiches
  • Calories: 1,640
  • Sodium: 2,690 milligrams

33. Chicken Madeira and Herb Crusted Salmon

  • Menu category: Factory combinations
  • Calories: 1,650
  • Sodium: 1,780 milligrams

32. Pan Seared Albacore

  • Menu category: Fish & seafood
  • Calories: 1,650
  • Sodium: 1,880 milligrams

31. Miso Salmon

  • Menu category: Fish & seafood
  • Calories: 1,670
  • Sodium: 2,420 milligrams

30. Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake

  • Menu category: Specialty desserts
  • Calories: 1,680
  • Sodium: 970 milligrams

29. Shepherd’s Pie

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,680
  • Sodium: 4,210 milligrams

28. Garlic Noodles with Shrimp

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,690
  • Sodium: 2,090 milligrams

27. French Toast Napoleon

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,700
  • Sodium: 1,270 milligrams

26. Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin

  • Menu category: Steak & chops
  • Calories: 1,700
  • Sodium: 1,890 milligrams

25. Sunrise Fiesta Burrito

  • Menu category: Eggs & omelettes
  • Calories: 1,720
  • Sodium: 4,600 milligrams

24. Steak Diane and Herb Crusted Salmon

  • Menu category: Factory combinations
  • Calories: 1,730
  • Sodium: 1,990 milligrams

23. Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna

  • Menu category: Fish & seafood
  • Calories: 1,750
  • Sodium: 1,300 milligrams

22. Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,750
  • Sodium: 1,540 milligrams

21. Steak Diane and Shrimp Scampi

  • Menu category: Factory combinations
  • Calories: 1,770
  • Sodium: 2,120 milligrams

20. Orange Chicken

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,790
  • Sodium: 2,850 milligrams

19. Stuffed Chicken Tortillas

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,800
  • Sodium: 2,850 milligrams

18. Spicy Cashew Chicken

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,810
  • Sodium: 4,450 milligrams

17. Fettuccini with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,830
  • Sodium: 880 milligrams

16. Shrimp Scampi and Herb Crusted Salmon

  • Menu category: Factory combinations
  • Calories: 1,830
  • Sodium: 1,420 milligrams

15. Factory Burrito Grande

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,840
  • Sodium: 3,780 milligrams

14. French Toast with Bacon

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,850
  • Sodium: 3,110 milligrams

13. Ranch House Burger

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 1,890
  • Sodium: 2,830 milligrams

12. Beer Battered Fish & Chips (Lunch portion)

  • Menu category: Lunch favorites
  • Calories: 1,920
  • Sodium: 1,480 milligrams

11. Garlic Noodles with Chicken

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 1,970
  • Sodium: 2,350 milligrams

10. Monte Cristo, Classic Style

  • Menu category: Sunday brunch
  • Calories: 1,970
  • Sodium: 2,870 milligrams

9. Morning Quesadilla

  • Menu category: Eggs & omelettes
  • Calories: 2,020
  • Sodium: 4,350 milligrams

8. Louisiana Chicken Pasta

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 2,050
  • Sodium: 1,940 milligrams

7. Pasta Carbonara

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 2,130
  • Sodium: 1,250 milligrams

6. Beer Battered Fish & Chips

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 2,160
  • Sodium: 1,820 milligrams

5. Farfalle with Chicken and Roasted Garlic

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 2,190
  • Sodium: 1,830 milligrams

4. Chicken and Biscuits

  • Menu category: Specialties
  • Calories: 2,260
  • Sodium: 2,870 milligrams

3. Bistro Shrimp Pasta

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 2,290
  • Sodium: 820 milligrams

2. Pasta Carbonara with Chicken

  • Menu category: Pasta
  • Calories: 2,290
  • Sodium: 1,630 milligrams

1. Beef Ribs

  • Menu category: Steak & chops
  • Calories: 2,310
  • Sodium: 1,610 milligrams
Dustin Clendenen | Data work by Erica Carnohan, HealthGrove |
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