The Cheesecake Factory Breakfast Menu That's Available All Day Long

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what if you're craving breakfast for lunch or dinner? Many restaurants only serve breakfast in the mornings, and even fast food joints take away their morning offerings sooner than late risers even make it out of bed. McDonald's does not offer its breakfast menu past 11 a.m, and woe unto the night owls pining for Panera's egg soufflés because breakfast is over and done with by 10:30 a.m.

The good news is that some restaurants can satisfy your breakfast cravings all day long. While sit-down restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory might not be the first place that comes to mind for breakfast, the company actually offers a substantial all-day breakfast menu. In addition to its weekend brunch menus, the restaurant's eggs and omelets menu is available seven days a week — and served from opening until closing. Regardless of whether your need for bacon and eggs strikes at 12 noon or 8 p.m., you'll be able to get your fix at The Cheesecake Factory

Although the weekday (and night) breakfast choices are not as extensive as what you can get there on the weekends, there are still plenty of possibilities to choose from. This includes eggs served any way you'd like them, a variety of sides, omelets with your choice of fillings, and even a breakfast sandwich to rival Mickey D's.

You can order Cheesecake Factory eggs and omelets any time

If you love eggs for dinner, The Cheesecake Factory has you covered. You can order two eggs cooked as you like them and with all the fixings. Sides include grilled ham or sweet and smokey Old Smokehouse bacon made from center-cut pork belly — this specialty item from Hormel is only available for food service, which means you can't just go out and buy some at the store.

Omelets are another egg order you can get for lunch or dinner. From cheesy spinach, mushrooms, and bacon to the avocado-forward California omelet, there are many to choose from. You can even customize your omelet to your heart's delight — and the breakfast menu offers more than just regular eggs as well. Spice things up with huevos rancheros or go for an any-time breakfast sandwich stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, and cheddar.

The best part is that it doesn't have to be breakfast time to order any of these traditional morning staples. Known for its mind-bogglingly long 250-plus item menu, the company prides itself on offering a wide variety of choices to satisfy its customers. This not only keeps visitors coming back for more to try new things but also helps to keep the business competitive. By providing breakfast long after other restaurants have switched to afternoon and evening mode, The Cheesecake Factory fulfills its own vision by offering whatever guests want — at any time.

Go beyond eggs for breakfast with weekend brunch

If you want something fancier or are looking to satisfy a breakfast sweet tooth, you'll have to wait for the weekend to catch The Cheesecake Factory's brunch service – only available on Saturdays and Sundays until 2 p.m.

Highlights include eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, chilaquiles, Monte Cristos, or fried chicken and waffles. On the sweet side, pick from the Belgian waffles, cinnamon roll pancakes, bruléed French toast, and much more. None of these temptations are available beyond weekend brunch, however — and that's likely an intentional choice from a brand that prides itself on its breadth of offerings.

One reason that the more elaborate brunch menu is only served on weekends has to do with practicality. Restaurants need to plan for when certain types of meals are most in demand, both for inventory purposes as well as space considerations. Since dishes like steak or pasta are more likely to be ordered by the dinner crowd, it's not efficient to keep refrigerators and pantries stocked with pancakes or fresh hollandaise sauce at times when those dishes aren't likely to be ordered.

Complex breakfast menus make the most sense on the weekends when customers are infinitely more likely to order them. Eggs, on the other hand, don't take up as much space or require elaborate preparation as do some of the other more complex brunch dishes, which is why The Cheesecake Factory can keep them available at all times.