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The Cheesecake Factory Named to FORTUNE’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ List for Fifth Consecutive Year

Only restaurant company named on list that recognizes companies with exceptional workplace culture

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2018-- The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) has been recognized as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® for the fifth consecutive year, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. The Cheesecake Factory ranked 27 on the list, which recognizes companies with a strong culture, determined in large part by an anonymous employee survey that measures more than 50 attributes including engagement, trust in management, pride, camaraderie and innovation in the workplace.

“We are honored that The Cheesecake Factory is named on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list once again this year,” said David Overton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “2018 marks the 40th anniversary of opening our first restaurant in Beverly Hills, and this recognition is a wonderful acknowledgment of the special culture we have strived to create all these years.”

“For 40 years The Cheesecake Factory has recognized that our talented staff members and managers are truly the key ingredient to our success,” said David Gordon, President of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “Today, our more than 39,000 staff members and managers are dedicated to living our shared purpose of nurturing bodies, minds, hearts and spirits. This award is a direct result of the environment they’ve helped create by living our purpose on a daily basis.”

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FORTUNE and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under license. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 1, 2018 ©2018 Time Inc. Used under license. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated.

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 214 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico, and Canada, comprised of 199 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and two restaurants under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen® mark (transitioning from Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen®). Internationally, 20 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 2018 the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the fifth consecutive year. To learn more about the Company, visit

About The FORTUNE 100 Best Companies To Work For®

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 310,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations with more than 1,000 employees. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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