The Cheetos Restaurant You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Here
Just for 3 days in New York City, starting next Tuesday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2017 4:28 PM CDT
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In this Jan. 24, 2014, file photo, Simply Cheetos are displayed in New York. Frito-Lay is opening a pop-up Cheetos-themed restaurant in New York City for three days beginning Tuesday.   (Candice Choi)

(Newser) – Frito-Lay is getting in on New York City's "Restaurant Week" (which is really more like "Restaurant Month") by opening a pop-up eatery with a menu full of Cheetos-themed cuisine. The Spotted Cheetah opens its doors in lower Manhattan for just three days next week, starting on Tuesday and ending Thursday, the AP reports. Some of the dishes on the three-course menu created by chef Anne Burrell include Cheetos Crusted Fried Pickles, Mac n' Cheetos, and Cheetos Sweetos Crusted Cheesecake. Prices run from $8 to $22 per dish. Frito-Lay says recipes created by fans inspired the company to "bring a full Cheetos culinary experience to life."

"As a longtime Cheetos fan, I'm thrilled to join forces with a snack brand that is truly an iconic American staple," Burrell says in a press release. CNNMoney notes that a handful of fast-food eateries have "flirted" with menu items based on the orange snack before, but this appears to be the first time an entire menu has been inspired by it. The Spotted Cheetah is completely booked for its brief run that begins Tuesday, but Cheetos fans can add their names to an online waitlist. A cookbook based on the restaurant's offerings will also be posted online. Plano, Texas-based Frito-Lay is a division of PepsiCo.

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