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The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Management Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (CAKE)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 21, 2012 5:00 pm ET


Jill S. Peters - Vice President of Investor Relations

W. Douglas Benn - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President


Joseph T. Buckley - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

John S. Glass - Morgan Stanley, Research Division

Matthew J. DiFrisco - Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Research Division

Matthew J. DiFrisco - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Alexandra Chan - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Nicole Miller Regan - Piper Jaffray Companies, Research Division

Michael Kelter - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Sharon Zackfia - William Blair & Company L.L.C., Research Division

Will Slabaugh - Stephens Inc., Research Division

Bryan C. Elliott - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Mitchell J. Speiser - Buckingham Research Group Incorporated

Jeffrey Andrew Bernstein - Barclays Capital, Research Division

Karen Holthouse - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

John W. Ivankoe - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Jonathan R. Komp - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

John Dravenstott - KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Research Division

Greg Margolis

Conrad Lyon - B. Riley & Co., LLC, Research Division




Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Fourth Quarter 2011 The Cheesecake Factory Earnings Conference Call. My name is Melanie, and I'll be your coordinator today. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, today's meeting will be recorded. I would now like to turn the call over to Jill Peters. Please proceed.

Jill S. Peters

Thank you. Good afternoon, and welcome to our fourth quarter fiscal 2011 earnings call. I'm Jill Peters, Vice President of Investor Relations. I'm here with Doug Benn, our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Unfortunately David Overton could not be with us on today's call. Before we begin, let me quickly remind you that during this call, items may be discussed that are not based on historical fact and are considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements as a result of the factors detailed in today's press release, which is available in the Investors section of our website at and in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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