The place was packed, and the wait time for lunch on opening day at Lubbock’s new Cheesecake Factory was 50 minutes.

But that didn't stop people from waiting their turn to be seated and being some of The Cheesecake Factory’s very first Lubbock patrons.

From what I heard, the parking was not as bad as some had anticipated.

Here’s what a few folks are saying about their opening day visit: