Episode 6 - Cheesecake Castle
Cheesecake fans head to Brooklyn by the thousands for the biggest Cheesecake player in town – the mighty Juniors Restaurant and Cheesecake factory, churning out 150,000 of these perfect desserts a year!
In the heart of Brooklyn, New York City, is a legendary 450-seat restaurant serving up cheesecake on an epic scale – Junior’s. Every month their immense kitchen churns out 150,000 cheesecakes and 25 tons of pastrami to feed over 90,000 customers!
Opened in 1950 by Harry Rosen, it’s fallen to his grandson, Alan, to keep Junior’s massive operation running. The secret Junior’s cheesecake recipe has been handed down the generations and now each week, Alan needs enough cream cheese to fill 20 swimming pools!
As well as cheesecake, Junior’s have over 250 other classic New York dishes on their menu – from their famous Matzah Ball Soup, to their Cheese Blintzes. Today is the busiest day of the week – Alan’s team must juggle hundreds of hungry guests and the constant flow of delivery trucks needed to keep them fed.
Service gets critical as a run on their pastrami sandwiches means their supplier must rush an emergency meat order to the restaurant to keep the kitchen running and Executive Chef Adam must speed fry 200 crepes by hand to make a fresh batch of blintzes.
Will this cheesecake castle survive the onslaught, or will it collapse under the weight of the invading hoards?