Roughly a year after being forced to display calorie counts on menus, the Cheesecake Factory has announced plans to roll out a separate menu that will feature 40 low-calorie dishes. Dubbed "SkinnyLicious," the new menu will have a variety of foods, from entrees to desserts.
Changes will begin on August 8, and all 150 locations will have the low-cal dishes on the menu by the end of September. Diners can choose from 15 590-calorie entrees and 12 appetizers that are under 490 calories. Vegetables replace potatoes on many steak and fish entrees, while dishes that involve cheese, like tacos, will have less cheese. Also, full-fat mayonnaise has been substituted with light mayo in items like chicken salad.
It's nice to see the nation's highest-grossing restaurant promote a healthier lifestyle. Will you enjoy SkinnyLicious? Have you changed the way you order at places like the Cheesecake Factory after seeing the calorie counts on the menu?
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