The Cheesecake Factory: An American Success Story

What eventually became The Cheesecake Factory started with just the cheesecakes, many made in the basement of family home in Detroit. A move to Los Angeles and the eventual opening of a restaurant to broaden visibility led to one of the more successful chains in American history. Proudly clinging to their mom-and-pop heritage and rich flavors (but with clear California influence), the company is on pace to surpass 300 stores and has recently opened two other branded eateries.

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