CALABASAS HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--Continuing its longstanding support of Feeding America ®, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) will donate one meal* to Feeding America for every order placed on DoorDash from The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe restaurants across the United States this September in recognition of Hunger Action Month.

The September donation to Feeding America is just one of several hunger-relief programs The Cheesecake Factory has initiated. For every slice of its recently introduced Very Cherry Ghirardelli® Chocolate Cheesecake sold through February 2019**, The Cheesecake Factory will donate 25 cents to Feeding America. Since 2008, The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than $4.3 million to Feeding America through the sale of its specially designated cheesecakes. Additionally, The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe staff members across the country participate in an annual Peanut Butter Drive during Hunger Action Month to benefit local Feeding America food banks. In 2017, the Company’s generous staff members collected more than 186,000 pounds of peanut butter, and they are currently hard at work collecting for this year’s drive. 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. Since the program’s inception in 2007, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has donated more than 4.7 million pounds of food.

“We are so pleased to support Feeding America with the donation of a meal for every order placed on DoorDash during Hunger Action Month,” said David Overton, Founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “Feeding America’s network of food banks does such meaningful work in each of our restaurants’ communities, and we are honored to support them.”

DoorDash is The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s exclusive national delivery partner. To find a complete list of delivery areas and additional information, please visit thecheesecakefactory.com/delivery and grandluxcafe.com.

*For every order placed on DoorDash this September for delivery from a participating The Cheesecake Factory or Grand Lux Cafe restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated will donate $0.10 to Feeding America ®. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Meal equivalency valid as of February 1, 2018.

**Donations made on slices sold at all The Cheesecake Factory restaurants in the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico.

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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 215 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A., including Puerto Rico, and Canada, comprised of 199 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 14 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and two restaurants under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, 21 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  www.thecheesecakefactory.com.

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