As I was researching The Cheesecake Factory on google, I came across this very interesting and inspiring story about how the restaurant actually started. Evelyn Overton opened her first cheesecake shop in Detroit in the 1940s, but eventually shut it down to bring up her two little children. In 1972, Evelyn and her husband Oscar, moved to Los Angeles where they opened a bakery supplying cheesecakes to restaurants across Los Angeles. In 1978, her son opened a small cheesecake restaurant in Beverly Hills that became very successful, and today the company owns 185+ full-serving dining restaurants.
It is without question my favorite restaurant for cheesecakes in Los Angeles, and whenever I am shopping either at Pasadena or American at Brand in Glendale, I almost always give in to the temptation of treating myself to a cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory!
Besides, a separate menu of cheesecakes, the restaurant also serves snacks and appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and superfoods. I also enjoy their pizzas and smoothies. It is also possible to ship a cheesecake online from their website - www.thecheesecakefactory.com.
The restaurant has a casual style with simple but nice decor and regular seating mixed with elegant garden-styled chairs. At some locations like at Americana at Brand in Glendale, they also have outdoor seating.
The Cheesecake Factory is present not only in major cities in North America but also in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. You can type in your location on the website to locate the nearest Cheesecake restaurant near you.
The Cheesecake Factory also sells its cheesecakes from Barns & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the US.