Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Mailbag: Insider's Table -- The anti-Chowhound

I got this letter from the Cheesecake Factory asking me to join the Insider's Table, their "exclusive new program for locals in L.A. who love dining out at The Cheesecake Factory, and talking about their experience with others."
It's "a private online community where they (users) actively discuss the restaurant and gain unprecedented engagement with its leadership."
Sorry, Cheesecake Factory, I'm going to have to take a pass. I don't think you guys really want to hear what EatingLA or some of its readers think about you guys. But I'm sure there must be some readers who like the place, so if you want to go discuss the Factory with other people who love it, you can email them here.

5 comments:

Jonah said...

Awww, and I felt sooooo special getting the "exclusive" invite because I'm "very passionate about what's going on in L.A. when it comes to dining out".

I'm tempted to join just to see what (if anything) goes on there.

H. C. said...

Sounds like a chance to be a guinea pig for their new recipe items.

I wonder if I can get the recipe for their tamale cakes through the insider's table there (the only thing I actually care for there, really).

xie said...

I never thought I would read "exclusive" and "Cheesecake Factory" in the same sentence... amazing. Here's the real question... do you get an all access pass to jump to the top of their 2-hour waitlist?

Douglas Cress said...

some restaurants pay for people to come in incognito so that they can get honest feedback. Carmine's in NY comes to mind. This seems like a less-expensive alternative.

mamy said...

Why so much disdain for the Cheesecake Factory? I have to be honest, I give them props for having such a large menu & still being able to make everything in house. It can't be that bad if there's a 2 hour wait...