Cheesecake Factory, Copycat
The Cheesecake Factory is a restaurant and distributor of cheesecakes in the U.S. Evelyn Overton opened a small cheesecake shop in Detroit, Michigan in the 1950s, but gave it up to raise her children. David Overton, her husband, opened the first Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, in 1978. Evelyn's son David opened a small salad-and-sandwich restaurant selling 10 varieties of cheesecakes on a one-page menu. Today it offers an eclectic menu, large portions,and cheesecakes.