Cheesecake Factory Secrets Every Fan Should Know

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1940s Detroit basement

Evelyn Overton devised a newspaper cheesecake recipe in 1940s Detroit. She launched a store in her family's basement because people adored her cheesecakes.

Cheesecake Factory started as a bakery

Evelyn started The Cheesecake Factory Bakery in 1972. She supplied 20 cheesecake types to Los Angeles eateries.

First restaurant opened in 1978

David, Evelyn's son, opened a cheesecake restaurant in 1978. It began with a large dessert menu and grew to hundreds of sites.

Over 200 sites globally

The Beverly Hills-based brand now has stores in Toronto, Mexico, China, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Restaurants don't make cheesecakes

Cheesecakes are created in Calabasas, California, and Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Daily fresh meals

Daily freshness is our goal. Unchangeable sauces are fresh sauces. Our menu may be modified because we cook from scratch.

Next time, purchase the sauce

"Stores sell ANY sauce. Request anything at the bakery The chain's spaghetti sauces. Every day, around 100 different sauces are prepared.

21-page menu

The Cheesecake Factory has a 21-page, 250-item menu.

35 cheesecakes exist

TCF's cheesecake varieties include red velvet, Reese's peanut butter chocolate, and dulce de leche caramel.

Unchanged cheesecake recipe

We manufacture them with fresh tastes. Just as she did. It's unpatentable. Five components make good cheesecake.

Cheesecakes can be delivered

Harry & David delivers Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes. Harry & David offers online, phone, and catalogue ordering. 

Delicious sandwich hack

The chain's honey wheat brown bread is served as an appetizer. You may get a sandwich on brown bread.

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