Think it’s too difficult to save money on The Cheesecake Factory? It’s totally possible to spend fast-food prices on a slice of cheesecake, a huge entree, or the amazing Cheesecake Factory bread.
We’ll help you hack the Cheesecake Factory menu. Hope you’re hungry.
1. Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour offers $3.50 drinks and $6.50 appetizers.
Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour is our favorite. When is Cheesecake Factory Happy Hour? Most locations have it Monday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.
The Happy Hour menu includes small plates for $6.50, like the happy hour burger and the warm crab and artichoke dip (reg. $12.95) — that’s 50% off! And don’t forget the discounted happy hour drinks, such as beer for as low as $3.50.
2. Skip the $6-$8 appetizers — complimentary Cheesecake Factory bread is all you’ll ever need.
Seriously, have you had Cheesecake Factory bread? I could eat it for my entire meal! And best of all it’s free, regardless of what you order.
In fact, with all the bread and the size of their entrees, you could probably just split a meal with your friend and save even more.
3. You get extra soup when you order it to go.
The to-go container is a little bigger than the cup you get when you eat in, which means free extra soup for you.
4. Order curbside pickup or Cheesecake Factory delivery to skip the wait.
Cheesecake Factory gets packed during lunch and dinner, and wait times can sometimes be as long as two hours.
Skip the wait by ordering curbside pickup and parking in the allocated spot to pick up your food.
Want the food brought to you? Get Cheesecake Factory delivered through DoorDash, Uber Eats, and GrubHub. It’s not cheaper — you’ll pay a service fee plus a delivery fee — but that’s where our tips to save money on Uber Eats come in handy.
Note: Check Grubhub first for Cheesecake Factory delivery. They frequently offer free delivery.
5. Save up to 30% on your entree when you order from the lunch menu.
The lunch menu is available from opening until 5 p.m. every day. So if you’re the kind of person who has dinner earlier, you can get smaller portions — which are still huge, seeing as it’s Cheesecake Factory — and save up to 30% per entree.
6. Sign up for emails to get updated on local offers and promotions.
The best way to stay in the know about Cheesecake Factory’s deals and specials is by signing up for their emails. They’ll ask for your preferred location and send you both local and nationwide news and promos like 20% off your online order.
7. Save up to 60% on Cheesecake Factory whole cheesecakes when you buy at Target.
Did you know you can get a Cheesecake Factory cheesecake at Target? The 7-inch whole cheesecake at Target is about $13.99, compared to the 7-inch Cheesecake Factory whole cheesecakes which cap at around $35.95.
The Target Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes are available in Original and an Assorted variety. You can find them in the frozen dessert aisle. And yeah, we know. But the cheesecakes sold at Cheesecake Factory are also frozen before they’re shipped to the restaurant.
So if you’re looking for Cheesecake Factory cheesecake without the hefty price tag, stop by your local Target and save up to 60%. Save an extra 5% when you use your RedCard.
8. Upgrade your club sandwiches; ask for the brown bread.
The same brown bread that comes in the bread basket can replace the regular bread on your sandwiches for no extra charge, and it’s a game changer.
9. Save up to 4% on Cheesecake Factory gift cards at Raise.
Raise is the place to get discounted Cheesecake Factory gift cards. The amount you pay is LESS than the amount loaded on the card! Inventory changes from time to time, but last we checked, you could get a quick 4% discount just by buying through Raise.
These discounts change, so check back often!
10. Pay your bill through the CakePay app while in-restaurant for faster checkout.
It’s also helpful because it allows you to split up the bill however you like if you’re in a group.
11. Ask for a complimentary baby plate if you have a child in a high chair or booster.
Their baby plate has bananas and bread to keep your little ones entertained while you dine. Cheesecake Factory bread is a pretty awesome freebie. Check out our list of places kids eat free.
12. Get a free tiny sundae on your birthday.
While you won’t get a free slice of cheesecake, you can get a mini sundae on your birthday absolutely free. You don’t even have to sign up for anything; just tell your waiter you’re celebrating.
13. Employees save 25-50% on Cheesecake Factory food.
Cheesecake Factory employees save 50% on meals during or after their shift, 25% all other times.
14. Make your own copycat cheesecake recipes to save cash.
And if you’re looking for even more Cheesecake Factory recipes, we’ve got a list.