THE “SO CHEESECAKE” EXPERIENCE
A GREAT PLACE FOR ALL
We’re a place where you can bring your entire self to work. Where your individuality is celebrated and appreciated. Where you’re seen, heard and cared for by a team that feels like family.
NURTURE BODIES, MINDS, HEARTS AND SPIRITS
We’re about more than just amazing food. Our commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of our people, guests and communities is the reason we’re the only restaurant on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list eight years running.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
We’re always celebrating team members who pour their heart into their work. Whether you’re a line cook earning our Master Culinarian certification or a server receiving our Commitment to Excellence award, when you love what you do, excellence will follow.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
We extend our hospitality beyond our restaurants to support local organizations with nourishing meals, helping hands and financial support.
REALLY GOOD FOOD
But we don’t stop there. We’re committed to something bigger – like how and where we get our ingredients and the way we care for people in need.
OUR PEOPLE MAKE US A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
We've been the only restaurant company on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® list the past eight years. In 2021 we ranked #35 based on feedback from our people on topics like teamwork, leadership, values and culture. Learn more
For more than forty years we have strived to create a very special company with a rich culture, and this award is
a wonderful recognition of what our staff and managers have helped us achieve.
- David Overton, Founder, Chairman and CEO
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A SLICE OF OUR HISTORY
Our world-famous cheesecakes started from a newspaper recipe in a basement kitchen.
In the 1940s, Evelyn Overton found a recipe in her local Detroit newspaper that inspired her Original Cheesecake. Everyone loved her recipe so much she decided to open a small bakery in her basement kitchen and offer cakes to some of the best restaurants in town, while raising her children, David and Renee.
In 1972, Evelyn and her husband Oscar moved to Los Angeles and opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, supplying her cheesecakes to restaurants throughout L.A.
In 1978, David was inspired to open a restaurant in Beverly Hills with his mother’s cakes showcased in the lobby and a made-from-scratch menu big enough to offer “something for everyone”. The restaurant was an immediate hit on opening day with a line out the door that many say has never stopped. Today, with more than 40,000 “so Cheesecake” staff and managers providing a unique upscale-casual dining experience at over 225 locations worldwide, we are proud to be known as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® and a welcoming place for all.