Cheesecake Factory pasta on list of caloric "food porn"

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MinJeremiah wrote:

Who cares? No one is forced to eat there. Sometimes people just wanna pig out on the really good tasting and filling food. I love the Cheesecake Factory. I don’t go there to loose wieght.

Jan 16, 2013 2:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dilbert314159 wrote:

The issue is that studies have routinely shown that people drastically underestimate the number of calories in a dish. (Google [people underestimate calories] to read about some of these studies.) So while people may go to the Cheesecake factory intending to “pig out”, they likely believe that they are “only” eating 700 or 800 calories, or maybe 1,000, as part of that pig out session. But in reality they are eating a whopping 3,100. And that’s not “pigging out”… that’s slow suicide by food.

Jan 16, 2013 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chrisd411 wrote:

well said Dilbert. Your funeral Jeremiah!

Jan 16, 2013 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mcp123 wrote:

“Who cares? No one is forced to eat there. Sometimes people just wanna pig out on the really good tasting and filling food. I love the Cheesecake Factory. I don’t go there to loose wieght.”

Alright fine… but they can make the same items and serve them in more reasonable portion sizes than dropping a pound of cake on you and saying here indulge yourself. The real reason they make things this size is so they can charge you alot of money and when you see the portion size you believe your getting alot for your money. Really the additional ingredients to make it doubly ginormous cost them little.

Jan 16, 2013 6:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
MinJeremiah wrote:

Well they better change the price for plates if they wanna give you smaller portions. Thats one of the reason I eat there.

Jan 16, 2013 8:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheLibertine wrote:

I have no problem with these choices being available to consumers as long as I am not accountable for subsidizing their lifestyle choices, e.g. healthcare costs. Sadly there was a time when our country was designed for adults — now we have a Pampers to Depends mentality around entitlement and a de facto nanny state calling out these non-issues during a time when our freedoms and our Constitutional rights are being obliterated. Next!

Jan 16, 2013 9:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@TheLibertine

“I have no problem with these choices being available to consumers as long as I am not accountable for subsidizing their lifestyle choices, e.g. healthcare costs. Sadly there was a time when our country was designed for adults — now we have a Pampers to Depends mentality around entitlement and a de facto nanny state calling out these non-issues during a time when our freedoms and our Constitutional rights are being obliterated. Next!”

Well the Pampers to Depends mentality never blames the individual. So we have to go after the real evil in the world, the companies that has money.

Jan 16, 2013 10:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
citizen033 wrote:

First, thanks to CSPI for the scoop. Good information for the public and that’s a great thing!

Second, may the rights of companies and individuals to serve and eat what they want never be infringed on the basis of calories, fad diets, or the FDA food pyramid.

You think these places should serve a smaller portion? I’ve never been to one that didn’t have a handy supply of take-home boxes!

You think this is slow suicide? Well if you can afford to eat at Cheesecake factory that often in this economy, then I assume you’ve already bought that high-end casket or urn for yourself. Please leave the rest of us some change when you go.

Jan 16, 2013 11:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
longbenavery wrote:

Being a Brit, I always thought that “The Cheesecake Factory” was a fictitious restaurant on “The Big Bang Theory”!!

Jan 18, 2013 2:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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