When chef Anne Burrell first announced her project with Cheetos, there were only 300 seats available for the three-day pop-up eatery. Six hours later, all reservations for the Spotted Cheetah were filled, and, according to The Wall Street Journal, there are now over 1,000 people on the waitlist.
A marketing rep called the response “a surprise to us in a big way,” reports Gothamist.
Those who were able to snag a table in time will indulge in a cheesy overload of Cheetos Meatballs, Cheetos Mix-ups Crusted Chicken Milanese, and White Cheddar Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos Apple Crêpes.
One of our own editors at The Daily Meal, Carolyn Menyes, was able to score a seat at Chester Cheetah’s new digs on opening night.
“I would say the overall experience was fun and kitschy. Everything was orange and fried in Cheetos, which definitely makes for a unique time. If you get to go,” she said. “It’s totally Instagrammable and enjoyable, but if you don’t get to go, I wouldn’t sweat it. The recipes are available online, and the menu is pretty pricey. Just buy a bag of Cheetos yourself and get in the kitchen!”
The Spotted Cheetah opened in Tribeca on Aug. 15 and will conclude service Aug. 17, but you can still visit Times Square’s Cheetos Museum until summer’s end.