The Cheesecake Factory story begins in Detroit, Michigan in the 1940’s. Evelyn Overton found a recipe in the local newspaper that would inspire her “Original” Cheesecake. Everyone loved her recipe so much that she decided to open a small Cheesecake shop, but she eventually gave up her dream of owning her own business in order to raise her two small children, David and Renee. She moved her baking equipment to a kitchen in her basement and continued to supply cakes to several of the best restaurants in town while raising her family.
In 1972, with their children grown, Evelyn and her husband Oscar decided to pack up all of their belongings and move to Los Angeles to make one last attempt at owning their own business. With the last of their savings, they opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery and began selling Evelyn’s cheesecakes to restaurants throughout Los Angeles. Through hard work and determination their business grew to a modest size and Evelyn was soon baking more than 20 varieties of cheesecakes and other desserts.
With great foresight and intuition, their son David decided to open a restaurant to showcase his mother’s selection of cheesecakes. Somehow he just knew that guests would enjoy a restaurant with an extensive dessert menu. It was 1978 and he opened the first The Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA. The restaurant was an immediate success and today there are nearly 200 The Cheesecake Factory restaurants around the world that share the Overton’s commitment to quality and spirit of innovation and hard work.
About this location:
Located in the heart of charming “Old Town Pasadena” at the corner of Colorado and Fair Oaks.
Valet parking is available. We do validate parking which provides a reduced parking rate for our guests. Ample metered self-parking is available in the parking structure across the street. Validation is not accepted at the parking structure, but for the first 90 minutes there is no charge.
- Braille Menu
- Large Print Menu
We can easily accommodate parties up to 35 guests.
The Cheesecake Factory menu features more than 250 menu selections made in-house each day, using only the highest quality ingredients, which combines to create our remarkable tastes.
For your convenience our entire menu of more than 250 selections is available for Take Out! You may place and pick up Take Out orders at our Bakery counter.
Our entire menu is available for DoorDash delivery.
Happy Hour is available in the bar area Monday – Friday from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. Choose from select Specialty Cocktails, Well Drinks, Wines by the Glass, Beer and Appetizers.
Something for everyone at your office, party or home!
At The Cheesecake Factory we like to celebrate big. Now you can bring the celebration to your home, office or special event with our delicious catering selections!