That’s the line at Cheesecake Factory.
Update: Here’s another shot from a different angle
Lucky me, I did not have to wait in line!!!
BTW their food portion is colossal.
I know thats what I’ve been telling everyone, every dish is a family portion. It’s like going to KFC alone and ordering a meal for one only to get a large bucket full of drumsticks.
It’s exactly like P.F changs (same owner as Cheesecake factory) they serve HUGE portions, and my friends like to order everything for themselves, up until I convinced them that sharing the food won’t even finish what we order lol.
Also, didn’t i tell you the place would be crowded as a fallafil joint in hawalli?
PF Changs is privately owned and Cheesecake factory is listed on NASDAQ, not the same owners
same owner in kuwait yes
Franchise holders are not owners
do your homework better. alshaya bought majority stake in the company so therefore yes he is an owner. franchise holders are still owners. do you or have you owned anything?
Alshaya does not hold a stake in PF Changs and I don’t see how not owning anything is relevant to that.
Alshaya is a franchise owner only.
aaa- you know what Alomar and Lucky mean… think a little bit before you type!
Wait, so they don’t only serve cheesecakes?
PF Chang’s portions are not huge.
Yup. I’ve eaten couple of times in PF Chang. Their portions are tiny.
And thats coming from cajie, a pretty slim, fit guy.
The continuing export of the obesity problem.
whats wrong with being fat and happy?
Well buddy….keep watching..the queue will get longer..and the portions smaller..
Its strange how the people in the queue here are ready to wait in line, patiently…
while on the roads they show no patience at all…and flash their headlights behind you, threatening to ram into you if you don’t give way.
Wish they wouldn’t reserve their good manners only for the malls…and would show the same courtesy on the roads too.
The two groups you are describing are separate and distinct. Generally speaking the people that want to run you off the road don’t eat at places like the cheesecake factory.
I beg to disagree
@ Fatima +100
What an artistic diagonal photograph.
Instragram has to evolve. Just plain filters is not good enough.
Photo Toaster app
lol haha!! cajie didn’t even get it
Are you sure?
Follow the sheep!!!
Oh swell, might as well wait till next year.. for the hype to run thru…. then tables would be available but…….portions would be smaller.. ;)
OMG, its gonna be another slider station / cocoa room. a PLace I wont ever visit… I hate how quickly places get crowded in Kuwait
Sliderstation has 5 seats, this will have around 500….nothing like it.
Look at that line! Its just like when Pinkberry first opened with queues that stretched for miles. Guess it’ll be a few months before I’m able to get a table here.
How is the cheesecake factory price wise? Is it similar to Chilis and TGIF?
C’mon Kuwait! We can’t be far off now!
*patiently waits for Hooters to open in Avenues Phase 7*
WOOOHOOO Go Hooters!
Ill wait in line for that if it happens in Kuwait!
But for sure the line will extend for miles and miles…..
Now, because of you., i’m craving hooters hot wings…Amongst other things…
Same was the situation when pinkberry was launched in Kuwait.
It felt as if there is some offer or they are giving free food ! Huge rush
who remembers when Mcdonalds first opened? it was worse the Eid
I remember that… Barely xD
lots of comments and criticism are being put out there both good and bad. However nobody even mentioned that MH Alshaya is doing a good job in bringing quality brands and more choices to the country and region. They are one of the few companies that works at a high international standard in Kuwait.
And before the haters out there accuse me of being a fan boy or make wild statements about the company. Lets take a moment to think about the job that they do and the products and services that they bring. You don’t have to love them, you don’t have to even like them, but there is no reason to work against them. Good job MH Alshaya. I for one like having more choices.
MH Alshaya Cartel :)
w already have local quality brands we dont need imported american junk to be called quality thank you very much.
American junk? c’mon … you know you love it
American junk? Everything on that menu is made from scratch and made to order. Portion sizes will never get smaller. Be happy you have a beautiful restaurant with very high standards that gives you enough food to share or take home and have again for a decent price.
What quality brands do we have here? Besides Basil Al-Salem’s restaurants?
OFK Is serving meat not fit for human consumption according to that Ministry letter.
That was just a rumor
The letter is all over the social media. It’s a photograph of the actual letter.
Oh if it’s all over social media then it must be true…
I saw the letter also. Are you saying its a fakes letter Marc?
american junk? easy to say. your probably driving an american car or wearing american jeans or probably still visiting american restaurants. come on now.
Yes- all made in China ;)
lets just call em brands and leave the quality out. definitely done and doing a great job as a company and being run very well when compared with americana…..
@dezrtninja: I for one thank him for taking interest in bringing quality brands (both British and American) to Kuwait. Alot of money has gone overseas and he is one of the few Kuwaitis who has invested in upgrading his country. This project, I understand from my source is gorgeous, people wait in line, not only for a new dining experience, but for the ambience. I wish he would start a discount carrier ‘AlShaya Airways’, I miss Wataniya, I was a dedicated customer and although they made mistakes, it was a moment of civility in a shattered and neglected airline market in Kuwait. He could fill his terminal, with all his product lines, and BTW, he is the only one that has quality spaces in the current airport. I wish he would bang an umbrella on some government official’s desk, and demand that they respect his project, with an entrance to a major mall at the bottom of a freeway off ramp is unacceptable. The road development around this project needs to be addressed. I thank him, if no one else does here for investing in his nation and improving the image of Kuwait through his hard work – I think he should consider a seat in Parliament, then they could have a Pinkberry in the lobby.
while he is at it.. an English FM too..
Bubba Gumps pretty please.
my friend said he had to wait 70 minutes in line.
Better than dubai.
what a bunch of dumbness !!!
…..and where and when does it end ?
Its sad to see people who are not poor, so desperate that their willing to wait in a long line just for food.
I was there today and i have to say something about my visit
First i’m Going to talk about Phase 3
it was Very cool and Great to have an indoor mall with the Out door look. I felt like being in a different place GREAT.
I waited for only 30 Mins because we’re a party of two.
the Portion size was BIG and my tip to you don’t Go crazy when you order because their portion size is bigger than chilis.
the prices are Cool we had 2 main dishes,2 cokes and 2 appetizers + a slice of a cake. our total was 24.250KD so it’s almost as chilis for two persons but we didn’t finish any dish !!
the Food was OK Not great but Good
But the Cake is the whole story i’m thinking for next time go eat a cake and leave.
another tip for you guys Go in a small parties don’t go with a big party because they will keeps you waiting more and more than 30 mins .
I hope you benefit from my Review
24kd??? Damn!! Thats like 85 dollars! In the states its costs only 30-35 dollars for 2 people. Thats crazy man.
Well, i payed 60+ in the states… and that’s just for me xD.
wat annoys me about any thing imported in this country is the doubling of prices. not just food which happens to be a hit in Kuwait regardless of quality but with clothes and other stuff…. nespresso is DOUBLE the price and so is Tods. Cant imagine how much its gonna cost to have nobu or la petite maison in Kuwait lol
yea.. I understand with electronics – to an extent.. but food?!
A lot of our staples are much cheaper though. Groceries, gas, utilities all a lot cheaper while luxuries are more expensive. I’m willing to live with this.
WAS indeed but not any more even grocery shopping is pricey these days.. granted its cheaper than Europe, but i think we are on track to catch up
When gas prices go up grocery prices go up, we import everything we buy.
Wow…KD 24 is a little too much dont you think?
You seem to benchmark everything against Chili’s…must be tough to live up to your chili’s sized standards : P
Should have named the post
” NEW RECORD: LARGEST LINE OF PEOPLE WAITING OUTSIDE CHEESECAKE FACTORY IN THE WORLD”
Oh dude… i had tht comment in my mind… u stole it :P
I just hope they don’t forget about it later on…like Pinkberry, PF. Changs or Shake Shack..I can remember when Pinkberry first opened..now its 2 people on the line :/
One thing is missing btw..Red Lobster!
red lobster is upstairs and the food depends on what you order… i got the bang bang chicken and shrimp it was really good… definite worth it, the 75 minutes wait for party of two is excessive, but you have to factor in the number of people dining there for the first time, taking their time to order etc. At least it wasn’t like the complete muckup of Taco bell when they first opened, and this is a full fledged restaurant with a big variety in their menu.
It’s here and it was bad
Shifting gears slightly, CNN spotlight this US election week is actually on Kuwait where they are supposedly doing a feature on what they call the fattest nation on the planet: “Losing Weight in Kuwait,” as part of their Inside the Middle East show. It’s on air this Sunday, 11 Nov at 15.30 hrs. Should be interesting what Zain Verje has to make of these food lines.
Saw that too…! Interesting and shameful at the same time.
haven’t everyone notice that every time alshaya open a restaurant this long queue appear
other restaurant don’t get this queues
something fishy about it
Lol… it just means that Al Shaya has a very good business strategy!!!
Its the bloggers who gave more advertisement to Cheese Cake Factory.
It’s called having a marketing budget
There is no proper marketing in Kuwait and if they do market, they only market towards Kuwaitis, hence, the demise of Wataniya Airways.
a whole bunch of us are taken for granted and ignored.. ..there is such a large market out there waiting to be catered to but alas no one seems to notice or care.
They wait times in America are just as long still and they have been open for over 30 years here. Saturday nights can be up to an hour for 2 people depending on which location……
Come on KUWAIT,
1. Dairy queen
3. Cold stone creamery
4. A&W restaurants
6. Pappa Murphy’s take N bake
7. Sonic drive in res.
9. Aunty anne’s pretzels
10. MOOYAH burger to go……
You can do it Kuwait then only will our appetite be satisfied or else we won’t be able to sleep at night!!!
A&W restaurants was available in Kuwait.. long long back though… i remember seeing it around fanar area.. don’t know what happened.
Cold Stone’s is in Avenues. Aunt Annie’s too. Ben & Jerry’s can be bought at TSC.
Did not know about it!
Dairy Queen used to be in Marina Mall and several other places.
I understand that other chain restaurants have opened in the new wing at the Grand Avenue, such as, Red Lobster, Texas Road House, and they moved Potbelly (which I don’t think is doing well because the mid-east is not a sandwich and soup crowd), can you post pictures of those? Your website is a business informative blog for Kuwait. Also, I was informed that this wing is trying to incorporate ‘customer service’ with a western flair in shops in this area which is a welcomed breath of fresh air in the Kuwait market. We’ll have to see if that is temporary or if it is an established trend that is long overdue. There are actually western sales clerks and wait staff at the restaurants, but I am not sure if they are temps to train the staff and go back to Dubai or are permanently living in Kuwait? Entertainment is key to a successful mall, so we’ll also have to see if they have entertainment throughout the Grand Avenues for customers. Entertainment boosts sales – a known fact.
They will be going back to Dubai by the end of December.The staffs over here are just for training purpose.
Figures…..suck it up Kuwait because there will be no customer service with a pleasant demeaner after December – we go back to status quo.
More food joints please. I don’t know what else to stuff my face with.
Good old shwarma.All the way.
What Avenues Management Must do asp is to dig another level underground or come up with a plan to add 1000+ parking space to the mall. Because these days over crowded avenues becomes a “ Place to avoid” rather than a “ place to be”.
they just did that with phase III
iliked what Bahaar said “Place To avoid” yes they need a way out because all the exits are to one street and that street is very busy street and you’ll stuck in the traffic for sure !! i want to be in a place where you can exit easily with No traffic on my way out.
+1000 (likes, not parking spaces)
During the evenings (especially on weekends) it is definitely a “place to avoid” for me. Driving around in circles for 1 hour trying to find a parking spot is not my idea of spending productive time.
Hey people, Jesus is in town. Line up for your miracle!!!
WTF!Get a life Kuwait. You see that the place is packed and yet you start a limbo line. Yeah right, like people are gonna be eating any faster.
This is one of the places I will pass up, I went to the Rodeo Drive location in California and didn’t care for it. Texas Roadhouse to open on Saturday as for Red Lobster and Olive Garden no date yet, that’s the ones I’m waiting for. The other brands besides Victoria’s Secret are British so I don’t care for them. 2 Bras for 18 bucks in the US and they are 2 for 18 KD here. I wish they would make a new phase with American brands. Lane Bryant, Armani Exchange,El Torito, In-n-out… man we are going to see an increase in obesity for real!
Olive Garden and Red Lobster were horrible in the US and they’ll be worse here
How about franchising Dubai ? Seriously think about it …
lol +100. Can’t stop laughing xD
Darn It no Alshaya Haters in this thread , come on trolls !
Like the fact there are people with shopping carts to buy stuff from the FACTORY
This is just Sad!! simply put….
BASNAAAAAAAAAAA AKEL!!!!! btw, TCF is HORRIBLE in the US, nothing much really… people here just have 0 taste, and are only going because of all the fuss! I salute Alshaya for great media marketing ONLY.
Wonder if there will be similar serpentine lines at the opening of the Prada boutique in 360?! Husbands and boyfriends beware.
Can Alshaya bring a chain store that doesn’t promote obesity or lavish lifestyles? Fucking bring Kinokuniya or Barnes and Nobels or Guitarcenter or Gamestop or fucking Weightwatchers?
Ok I realize that sounds a little bit bratty, but seriously, can’t they?
All of those companies are going bankrupt fast FYI, non-digital media is dying.
Also GameStop was a piece of shit not sure why you’d want it over Rihab.
And there are LOADS of weight loss things here. Looks like someone is a victim of brand name marketing.
Lol it’s cool, I don’t think Kuwaitis are fat enough anyway.
I love me some Cheesecake Factory but not enough to wait in line!! I sat at Gaucho Grill on Friday and watched as people didn’t get in before I finished my meal.
Aren’t they embarrassed to openly expose themselves as lining up like that?
Lol look at that line. Thank god I went on the friends and family soft opening. I love the place but not enough to languish in that line.
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