The Cheesecake Factory Gives Back to the Community at 14th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast

Thousands of The Cheesecake Factory’s Staff Members Volunteer to
Prepare and Serve Sit-Down Thanksgiving Meals at 13 Locations Across the

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the spirit of the holiday season, The
Cheesecake Factory
® and its charitable foundation are grateful to be
able to assist those who may not have the means to celebrate. More than
3,000 staff members from The Cheesecake Factory will gather in 13
locations around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down holiday
meals at its 14th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.

The Cheesecake Factory’s Thanksgiving Day Feast will take place at 13
Salvation Army locations coast to coast including Anaheim, Atlanta,
Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Long Island, Los
Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. on
Thanksgiving Day. The Cheesecake Factory will prepare and serve holiday
meals to more than 6,000 low-income individuals and families who will be
treated to a full-service, sit-down meal that includes freshly roasted
turkey with all the trimmings, and The Cheesecake Factory’s famous
seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake.

“The Cheesecake Factory is proud to be serving our 14th annual
Thanksgiving Day Feast,” said David Overton, Founder and CEO of The
Cheesecake Factory. “We’re so pleased that we are able to provide a
special meal for the less fortunate and are very appreciative of our
staff members who volunteer their time on Thanksgiving to serve others.”

The annual Thanksgiving Day Feast is one of several programs that The
Cheesecake Factory has initiated to help support hunger-relief in
America. The company also participates in a nationwide Harvest Food
Donation Program by regularly donating fresh food from its restaurants
to local food rescue operations for distribution to soup kitchens and
shelters to aid those in need. Since the program’s inception in 2007,
The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 3.4 million pounds of food.
Additionally, The Cheesecake Factory has donated nearly $4 million to
Feeding America®, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief
organization, through their partnership over the past seven and a half

As additional support for Feeding America, The Cheesecake Factory staff
members nationwide participated in a Peanut Butter Drive during
September’s Hunger Action Month, collecting more than 180,000 pounds of
peanut butter to benefit local Feeding America food banks. Peanut butter
is a crucial supply for food banks, supplying a protein-filled option
for school lunches and meals for families.

To follow the Thanksgiving Day Feast on social media, please search
using the hashtag “#CakeGiveBack”.

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About The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining
segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The
Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates 198 full-service,
casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico,
including 185 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 12
restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, 10 The Cheesecake
Factory® restaurants operate under licensing agreements. The Company’s
bakery division operates two bakery production facilities, in Calabasas
Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC, that produce quality cheesecakes and
other baked products for its restaurants, international licensees and
third-party bakery customers. In 2015, the Company was named to the
FORTUNE Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the second
consecutive year. To learn more about the Company, visit

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