What not to order: fried macaroni and cheese. This tasty, cheesy creation is featured as an appetizer at the wonderful Cheesecake Factory. This interesting combination would be better off labeled "if you want a heart attach at an early age." Packed full of 1,528 Calories and 63 grams of fat. You would be better off taking a half of a stick of butter for only 46 grams of fat. Split with 2-4 people as the menu suggests would cut this down to a 400-750 Calorie appetizer per person, and I know you grabbed a few pieces of bread off the table as well as ordered a drink of your choice. Oh my, this dinner could quickly become enough energy to last you a few days!
The good news is that the Cheesecake Factory has the longest menu I know of with over 200 choices, so next visit to this delicious restaurant choose Chicken Pot Stickers or Edamame or Ahi Carpaccio. These delicious appetizers only weigh in around 300 calorie and are meant to be shared by 2-4 people making it a 75-150 Calorie dish. Hold off on the bread and save some calories for a bite of cheese cake!
Side note: the closest Cheesecake Factory to Winston-Salem is in Charlotte.
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