The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory’s story began in the 1940s when American Evelyn Overton first created her “Original” Cheesecake. She opened a cake shop but struggled to balance business and family life. In 1972, with her children grown up, she and her husband attempted to run a shop again. They opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery, and today there are about 200 of them around the world.