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Did The Cheesecake Factory Make Romney Smarter?

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Eaters who believe coffee, spinach and salmon help them think more clearly may have to add another pair of foods to their list of brain-builders: The Cheesecake Factory's pulled pork sandwich and tomato-basil pasta.

Defying expectations, Gov. Mitt Romney pulled off a huge victory in last night's presidential debate, delivering a performance that might be attributable to his pre-debate meal choice (or, depending on your politics, his willingness to lie like a rug.) While the double-carb order provoked skepticism from the Twitterati, who wondered whether he was running for office or a personal best in a marathon, the dinner apparently did the trick.

The Cheesecake Factory, best known for its massive portions, doesn't serve many items which would impress Michelle Obama, the White House's resident healthy eating advocate. Although it's unknown whether Romney polished off his meal, the sandwich and pasta dish provide a total of 2650 calories and 3360 milligrams of sodium.

Asked whether there was an uptick in pulled pork and tomato-basil pasta orders today at east coast restaurants, where lunch service is over, Lydia You of Murphy O'Brien Public Relations said there isn't any "information at this time."

According to You, the restaurant chain doesn't plan to capitalize on Romney's patronage.

"The restaurant is not taking any credit for Governor Romney's good performance and they have no plans to offer any promotions within the restaurant on Romney's meal choices," she says.

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