Is The Spotted Cheetah the first Cheetos restaurant?


Cheetos fans are not dreaming. New York City now has the first Cheetos restaurant called The Spotted Cheetah.

Cheetos fans this announcement isn’t a prank. New York City will have the first Cheetos restaurant. The Spotted Cheetah is the culinary mash-up that Cheetos fans have always wanted. While at-home Cheetos creations are common, no professional restaurant had created an all Cheetos inspired menu. This limited-run restaurant is a celebration of the bright orange, cheesy, crunchy snack.

The Spotted Cheetah is a collaboration between PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, the parent company of Cheetos, and celebrity chef Anne Burrell. The popular Food Network Star and celebrated professional chef has created this all Cheetos menu. Known for her strong personality and signature spiked, blond hair, Burrell is bringing her style to the restaurant’s dishes. From appetizers to desserts, Cheetos are the star.

Burrell has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York, including her new restaurant, Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge. Now she’s lending her expertise to the world’s first Cheetos restaurant. PRNewswire

Recently, Cheetos fans have been infusing their creativity into the Cheetos inspired dishes. While there is some satisfaction in licking the orange powder from your fingers, Cheetos don’t have to be just a snack. This restaurant pop-up shows that snacks can be used in other ways.

One of three appetizer options, The Spotted Cheetah’s Cheetos® Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup is a delicious spin on a familiar comfort food to warm every Cheetos lover’s soul., photo from PRNewswire

According to Ryan Matiyow, senior director of marketing, Frito-Lay “the Spotted Cheetah is a fun and delicious way for Cheetos to celebrate a variety of favorite flavors in an upscale and playful culinary setting that will wow our guests.” Food and cooking is meant to be fun. Dining isn’t about white table cloths and hushed tones. The Spotted Cheetah is a fun pop-up that embraces that playful aspect.

The Spotted Cheetah menu features a three course menu. With dishes ranging from $8 to $22, the dishes range from adventurous to approachable. The 11 dishes include “Cheetos® Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, Cheetos® Meatballs, Flamin’ Hot® Limón Chicken Tacos, Flamin’ Hot® and White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheetos, Cheetos® Sweetos® Crusted Cheesecake Cheetos® Sweetos® and Sweet and Salty Cookies.”

One of three dessert options, The Spotted Cheetah’s Cheetos® Sweetos® Sweet and Salty Cookies include cookies made with Cinnamon Sugar Cheetos® Sweetos® and a Cheetos Sweetos Salted Caramel dipper. photo from PRNewswire

Cheetos fans need to jump on this limited run, pop-up restaurant. The Spotted Cheetah will be only just a handful of days, August 15 – August 17. Reservations are required to dine. To reserve your spot, visit www.TheSpottedCheetah.comstarting August 8.

If you can’t get a table at The Spotted Cheetah, don’t fret. All the Cheetos-inspired recipes will be available a in a digital cookbook. The cookbook will be available starting on August 15.

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