Corporate Facts

About Us

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  • First restaurant opened in 1978
  • Founder, Chairman and CEO David Overton
  • IPO in 1992, symbol: CAKE
  • 202 restaurant locations: 189 The Cheesecake Factory, 12 Grand Lux Cafe, and one RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen
  • Corporate Support Center: Calabasas Hills, CA
  • 37,000 staff members, approximately 400 in the Corporate Support Center
  • New, state-of-the-art Training Center opened in January 2016
  • Two bakery manufacturing facilities: Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC
  • Iconic Global Brand: Middle East, Latin America & Asia

Cool Perks

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  • Fresh fruit each morning
  • Special treats on Wednesdays
  • Bagels every Friday
  • Fountain drink machines throughout office
  • $5 Monthly Employee Cheesecake Sale
  • Discounted cheesecake purchase program
  • QDP Gift Cards: $200 a year to use at our restaurants
  • 25% off at all The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants*
  • Business casual atmosphere with casual Fridays and random casual days
  • Discounted dry cleaning with pick-up and drop-off
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Onsite car washes
  • Monthly on-site massage therapy sessions
  • Discounted tickets to attractions, theme parks and movies

*some restrictions apply


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2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For Great Places to Work Diversity Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks

  • 2016, 2015 & 2014 - "100 Best Companies to Work For" - Fortune Magazine
  • 2016 & 2015 - "Best People Practices" - People Report
  • 2016 - "America's Favorite Restaurant" - Nation's Restaurant News
  • 2016 - Consumers' Choice Award - Technomic
  • 2015 - "Best Workplaces for Diversity" - Great Place to Work

Company Events

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  • Summer Party with great food, games, and prizes
  • Career Cake Walk: Bring-your-kids-to-work-day
  • Ventura County Corporate Games
  • Halloween costume competition and company-wide egg hunt with prizes
  • In-N-Out Burger, Weinerschnitzel Hot Dogs & Shave It Ice Days
  • Random Casual Days: Favorite Sports Team Day, Crazy Hat Day, Logo Day, Hawaiian Day, Beach Day, Shorts Day and many more …
  • Birthday and service anniversary celebrations each month with delicious cheesecake
  • Quarterly "State of the Cake" address from our Executives with food and a corporate mixer
  • Holiday party hosted at the Four Seasons


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  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance
  • Health benefits available on the first day of the month following your date of hire
  • Aetna Medical PPO, EPO, and HDHP options with competitive rates
  • Wellness discount of $30 per pay period and non-smoker discount of $20 per pay period
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts available
  • Company-paid Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff-funded Hardship Emergency Lifeline Program
  • Voluntary programs for critical illness, accident coverage, hospital indemnity, pre-paid legal and ID Theft protection
  • 401k or Executive Savings Plan with a competitive match (depending on salary level)
  • Wellness Program with activities & resources to support your physical well-being
  • Time off Benefits include Vacation and Sick Time
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 3 week Sabbatical after 5 years of employment for qualifying staff members

Growth & Financials

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  • 100% revenue growth over the past decade; from $1 billion to $2 billion in revenue
  • 41 restaurants in 2000, 110 restaurants in 2005, and currently have more than 200
  • Staff members have grown from 24,000 to over 37,000 over the last ten years
  • Twenty six consecutive quarters of positive comparable restaurant sales through Q1 of 2016
  • 13 restaurants now operate under licensing agreements in the Middle East and Mexico
  • Strong financial position with a healthy cash balance of nearly $44 million and no long-term debt to end 2015
  • Industry leader in menu innovation and guest service; driving full-margin sales of over $900 per-square-foot
  • Annual per-restaurant-sales, averaging above $10 million

Giving Back

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  • City of Hope Cancer Center
    • - Donated more than $2.5 million
  • Feeding America
    • - Contributed more than $4 million
  • Thanksgiving Day Feast
    • - Feed more than 6,000 every year