Money...wait, let me correct that: STUPID MONEY. In other restaurants, customers usually buy an entree each, and maybe an appetizer or bar drink, with the possibility of them grabbing something for... dessert. Not at the Cheesecake Factory. Almost everyone orders dessert of some type, and most of the time they just get it to go (order it in a to-go container, take a few bites, then just close the lid). Each cheesecake slice is ~$10. That's 50% of what an entree averages, and it's almost assured that everyone gets dessert while they're there....and the best part is, even if they order it to go, they usually tip 20% as if they were eating it in-house. The money is amazing....IF you are hungry and grab it. There's always shifts to pick up, too. Just know, serving is the best way to make money there. As an example: today was Monday, and I worked 4:30-10pm. I made $200. I could have left at 8pm, but probably wouldn't have made more than $150 if I had left earlier. The money's there, you just have to be hungry and grab it.
It can be frustrating and physically exhausting. I average walking about 5 miles per shift. Also, your weekends go from "relax time" to "best way to make money". Additionally, the restaurant as a... whole (specifically the servers) can be drama queens. It isn't the fault of the restaurant or the management...with a staff that large, it's bound to happen.
Customer service is top notch, personable staff, great fun team, work goes super fast, team leads and academy trainers give you the proper tools to get your job done.
Sometimes it can get overwhelming between tasks when left alone on some days that are understaffed .