Jen and I decided to head out for a “work lunch” yesterday to Cheesecake Factory. She ordered the Vegan Cobb Salad and I ordered the Impossible Burger with Fries.
But before that, we also ordered Thai Lettuce Wraps with Grilled Avocado, as an appetizer, which is like eating a delicious piece of art by the way.
If you’ve not had the Impossible Burger from Cheesecake Factory, I’m going to give you my quick review and whether or not you should give it a try.
Impossible Burger Review
Let me preface this by saying that I’m often let down by chain restaurants that serve up an Impossible or Beyond Burger. Most of the time the burgers feel very uninspired and an afterthought. It’s like the location is just checking the box of having a plant-based burger on the menu.
This is absolutely not the case at The Cheesecake Factory.
For starters, the presentation is excellent. The burger is served with the Beyond burger and vegan cheese on the bottom bun. The toppings (which are plentiful) and top bun are separate. Fries are served in a small tin bucket which is a nice touch. Once fully assembled it’s a giant burger that will demand to be held with both hands.
The Impossible Burger is seasoned well and tasted great, but what really sets it apart is that it’s a fully conceptualized burger.
It comes with vegan cheese on a vegan brioche bun. It’s also topped with a mountain of veggies including lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion.
Finally, it’s served with a ‘special sauce’. Do you need to order your burger without the special sauce? Nope! The special sauce is a vegan 1000 island dressing.
From top to bottom, it’s a fully thought out burger executed incredibly well and it is absolutely delicious! It is honestly one of the best Impossible Burgers I’ve ever had. I had thousand island dressing running down my hands and a giant smile on my face the whole time I was eating it.
Let’s not forget about the fries.
Not be the best fries I’ve ever had, but they’re good as well. They’re well seasoned, crispy and serve as a great compliment to the Impossible Burger.
If you’re familiar with Cheesecake Factory then you know everything on the menu is a bit pricey. Having said that, when you compare the Impossible Burger to the other burgers on the menu, the prices are pretty similar.
The Impossible Burger cost me $16.95 which was only a dollar more than the ‘Americana Cheeseburger’. So where some chains will charge an extra three or four dollars if you want a plant-based option, Cheesecake Factory doesn’t do this.
Should You Try It?
Finally, the real question is – should you try the Impossible Burger at Cheesecake Factory?
If it’s not already obvious, let me be clear, YES!!! When I say it’s one of the best Impossible Burgers that I’ve had at a restaurant I truly mean it. It’s an amazing burger and if you enjoy a good plant-based burger you are going to be in for a treat.
Between the Impossible Burger, Vegan Cobb Salad and the Thai Lettuce Wraps, Cheesecake Factory has some outstanding vegan-friendly options.
If you’d like to see all the vegan options that Cheesecake Factory has to offer, including how to make any necessary modifications, make sure to check out our Cheesecake Factory Vegan Guide.