Thursday, December 16, 2021

Cheesecake Factory Delenda Est!

One of the localish news stories that has gone national is a kerfuffle caused at a Cheesecake Factory in NYC's Queens Center Mall when a bunch of anti-vax assholes (that's redundant) decided to cut the line for tables and demand service in the vaccine-mandated establishment:

A MAGA shitshow ensued, which ended in four MAGAssholes being arrested for criminal trespass because they refused to leave when Cheescake Factory employees told them to do so. Now, the War on Cheesecake Factory has been declared: Cheescake Factory delenda est!

Oddly enough, the plot to shut down Cheesecake Factory in all fifty states involved a return to the Cheesecake Factory.

Peace is not an option, but war is hell: Subsequently, the war shifted to an Applebee's in the Queens Center Mall. As an added bonus, dig the couch at the end of this diatribe:

Questions remain... as a New Yorker, I have to note that New York is a cheesecake town, what are people doing in a Cheesecake Factory in New York City?  That being said, I will note that Brooklyn has its famous Juniors (with outposts in Manhattan) and the Bronx has the storied S&S Cheesecake, but I don't know where to get a great New York cheesecake in Queens.  

Also, the Borough of Queens is the most ethnically diverse community in the world, why go to the Cheesecake Factory?  I mean, even in the Queens Center Mall food court, wouldn't you rather go to Burmese Bites?  On a serious note, I don't hate Cheesecake Factory- I can see a Filipino, or Bangladeshi, or Guatemalan, or Haitian family going there to enjoy an 'American' meal at a fancy-ish establishment on a special occasion.

On the whole, the Cheesecake Factory corporate office is handling this shitshow well.  I don't know how they treat their employees on a day-to-day basis, but we all know the restaurant industry is problematic, with workers forced to rely on tips for their livelihood.  At any rate, they aren't taking any nonsense from anti-vaccine whackjobs.  There's a Cheesecake Factory near my home, and I might have to pick up a slice of cheesecake in solidarity against the MAGA war against them.  

I love cheesecake.


Richard said...

Thanks for the links.
These idiot thugs go around like amateur terrorists.
It is place where you can buy food. If you don't like the food you can choose a different place.

You can also make food at home. I don't do that every day. But it is good to know how.

What are they trying to prove? I don't understand.

They must have empty lives. So they act like bullies to prove that they are angry and unhappy.

Hey, this is not a good way to behave. We should be helping each other.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

They want to force themselves on other people. Hell, they barged past waiting customers, they approached tables full of diners who wanted to be left alone. They can't bear the fact that they have no clout.