Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York with more than 1,000 people on waitlist

NEWY ORK -- A big, bold, flavorful culinary concept is coming to life in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan.

The grilled cheeses are buttered up and the tables are all set for a three-day only Cheetos-inspired pop-up restaurant with a menu created by Food Network’s Anne Burrell.

"The playing and creating of the menu and tasting and then just eating Cheetos was really a blast," Burrell said.

The Spotted Cheetah opened Monday and will keep serving up cheesy dishes until Thursday. The waitlist has more than 1,000 people on it.

Burrell took Cheetos out the bag and elevated the vending machine staple to new heights. Her personal favorite is the Mac n’ Cheetos. It has some bacon in it.

There are several items on the menu.

  • Cheetos Crusted Fried Pickles + Creamy Ranch
  • Cheetos Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
  • Cheetos Meatballs
  • Purrfectly Fried Green Tomatoes
  • The Big Cheese Flamin’ Hot and White Cheddar Mac n’ Cheetos
  • Cheetos Mix-ups Crusted Chicken Milanese
  • Spicy Cheetos Nachos
  • Flamin’ Hot Limón Chicken Tacos
  • Cheetos Sweetos Crusted Cheesecake
  • Cheetos Sweetos Sweet and Salty Cookies
  • White Cheddar Cheetos and Cheetos Sweetos Apple Crepe

The Spotted Cheetah is accepting reservations made at its website and on the OpenTable app.

All of the recipes will also be in a digital cookbook.