The Cheesecake Factory’s Famous Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecakes Are Back in Season

25 cents from every slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pecan
Cheesecake sold will benefit Feeding America

Cheesecake Factory
(NASDAQ: CAKE) announces the return of its famous Pumpkin
and Pumpkin
Pecan Cheesecake
. Anticipated all year, the two seasonal favorites
made their annual debut on September 1 which also marked the beginning
of Hunger Action Month. In recognition of Hunger Action
Month and continuing its support of hunger-relief, for every slice of
Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake sold through
Thanksgiving, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding
, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to
fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. Since 2008,
The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than $4.2 million to Feeding
America through the sale of its specially designated cheesecakes.

The Cheesecake Factory’s Pumpkin Cheesecake is a creamy cheesecake baked
in a graham-cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream. The
Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake is the best of both worlds, combining a layer
of pecan pie with a layer of pumpkin cheesecake finished with caramel
and pecans all in a flakey pastry crust.

“Our guests look forward to Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
returning to our menu every year, and we’re so pleased that these very
popular cheesecakes will benefit Feeding America again this year,” said
David Overton, Founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory.

The Cheesecake Factory’s donation to Feeding America is one of several
programs focused on supporting hunger-relief in America. Annually the
company’s staff members across the country participate in a Peanut
Butter Drive during Hunger Action Month to benefit local Feeding America
food banks. In 2016, The Cheesecake Factory’s generous staff members
collected more than 223,000 pounds of peanut butter, and they are
currently hard at work collecting peanut butter for this year’s drive.
The company also participates in a Harvest Food Donation Program by
regularly donating fresh food from its restaurants nationwide 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 4.3 million pounds of food.

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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 207 full-service,
casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico,
including 193 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13
restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark (rebranding to RockSugar Southeast
Asian Kitchen™). Internationally, 16 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 2017 the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine
“100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for the fourth consecutive year.
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