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13 Facts Even Hardcore Fans Might Not Know About The Cheesecake Factory

Because the best trivia is Cheesecake Factory trivia.

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1. The raspberry in their White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle® cheesecake comes all the way from Switzerland.

Not to mention the Swiss flag is a plus!
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Not to mention the Swiss flag is a plus!

2. Their incredible 20-page menu evolved from only two pages when they first opened in 1978.

And those extra 18 pages are essential.
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And those extra 18 pages are essential.

3. The more than 250 items are made fresh from scratch every day.

Who has the time?!?! Cooks start prepping as early as 6 a.m. in order to get everything ready!
The Cheesecake Factory

Who has the time?!?! Cooks start prepping as early as 6 a.m. in order to get everything ready!

4. They also prepare their more than 160 sauces and dressings from scratch.

You've probably had some of them on dishes like the yummy Thai Lettuce Wraps.
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You've probably had some of them on dishes like the yummy Thai Lettuce Wraps.

5. The Cheesecake Factory was born in the '40s when Cheesecake mama Evelyn Overton baked one of her classic cheesecakes for her husband's boss.

Evelyn's Original Cheesecake (inspired by a recipe she spotted in a newspaper) is still served to this day! That's why it's called the Original.
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Evelyn's Original Cheesecake (inspired by a recipe she spotted in a newspaper) is still served to this day! That's why it's called the Original.

6. Nowadays, CEO David Overton personally samples every dish to decide whether it should go on the menu.

Instead of research and focus groups, the restaurant relies on Overton's expert palate during daily tastings that happen in a secret Culinary Center.
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Instead of research and focus groups, the restaurant relies on Overton's expert palate during daily tastings that happen in a secret Culinary Center.

7. It would take 105,367,680 slices of cheesecake lined up side by side to reach The Cheesecake Factory in Dubai from the flagship Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills.

The sun never sets on Cheesecake!
The Cheesecake Factory

The sun never sets on Cheesecake!

8. Their best-selling item is — *drum roll* — Avocado Eggrolls.

And they also happen to be made with fresh avocados and hand rolled. Every. Single. Day.
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And they also happen to be made with fresh avocados and hand rolled. Every. Single. Day.

9. And the Tamarind Cashew Dipping Sauce that’s served with the Avocado Eggrolls requires 18 ingredients.

It also takes nearly 20 steps to make!
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It also takes nearly 20 steps to make!

Wait, let's pause to admire a close-up photo of Cheesecake's Fried Macaroni and Cheese. Mmm.

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10. Back to the facts: Cheesecake has listed some of their most popular recipes on their website, so you can make them yourself at home.

Sadly, we can't have the recipe for their Chicken Piccata, so we'll have to keep going back for that, too.
The Cheesecake Factory

Sadly, we can't have the recipe for their Chicken Piccata, so we'll have to keep going back for that, too.

11. Although the recipe for their Original cheesecake is top secret, it might be simpler than you think.

Curious cooks at home can even try making a cheesecake inspired by their legendary desserts with one of The Cheesecake Factory At Home Mixes.
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Curious cooks at home can even try making a cheesecake inspired by their legendary desserts with one of The Cheesecake Factory At Home Mixes.

12. But you'd probably have a hard time replicating their black beans at home... They take more than four hours to make!

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Okay, pop quiz:

  1. Which of the following is true about The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Shrimp Platter?

    Which of the following is true about The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Shrimp Platter?
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The shrimp is hand-breaded
    Correct
    Incorrect
    They make the coleslaw in house starting with raw ingredients
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The tartar sauce and cocktail sauce are made in house
    Correct
    Incorrect
    All of the above
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Which of the following is true about The Cheesecake Factory's Fried Shrimp Platter?
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    The shrimp is hand-breaded
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    They make the coleslaw in house starting with raw ingredients
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    The tartar sauce and cocktail sauce are made in house
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    All of the above

(Spoiler: It's all of the above!)

But you probably guessed that by now...

13. Their soups are made fresh from scratch daily, and the Mexican Tortilla is made with nearly 20 ingredients.

And crafting those ingredients into the delicious finished product takes two hours.
The Cheesecake Factory

And crafting those ingredients into the delicious finished product takes two hours.

All facts from The Cheesecake Factory.

Delicious food, made fresh with love. It's The Cheesecake Way.

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