The Cheesecake Factory is now open and Toronto is losing its cheesecake-loving mind

The Cheesecake Factory is now open and Toronto is losing its cheesecake-loving mind

The city’s Cheesecake Factory fans have been waiting patiently since news broke last April that the first Canadian location of the iconic chain was opening in our very own Yorkdale Mall. Well, the time has come: as of 11:30 a.m. today, CF devotees living in Toronto will no longer need a passport to get a taste of 30-plus kinds of cheesecake, “glamburgers” or anything else from the restaurant’s menu of biblical proportions. As you can imagine, some of the cheese-induced excitement has been expressed on social media.

’Twas the night before Cheesecake…


 

She has a point—Drizzy isn’t shy about his love for the chain:


 

It’s not even 11 a.m. and the cravings have started:


 

It is a pretty decent November day to stand in line outside:


 

EVERYTHING:


 

Yorkdale’s pretty excited, too. How excited? This excited:


 

Not too many restaurant openings have police detail. (You’ll see why in a second.)

Anyone busy for lunch??? Lol #TheWaitIsOver #thecheesecakefactory #yorkdale #toronto #nomnomnom 🧀 🍰 #lovethisplace @thecheesecakefactoryca

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Eight minutes until the doors open:

Opening day for #TheCheesecakeFactory at #Yorkdale. This is the lineup.

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Dear. God.


 

Still no food pics:

Opening day lunch line at the Toronto Cheesecake Factory

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Watching this video makes it feel like you’re really there. (But you’re not—don’t panic, you’re at your desk. You’re safe now. Just breathe.)


 

If this is true, I think we just found Cheesecake Factory’s biggest fan:


 

And the first Instagrammed dish from opening day is… not cheesecake:

#cheesecake factory #chicken enchiladas 🤡

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That’s the stuff:

Time to celebrate!!! #celebrationcheesecake

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