The Cheesecake Factory's Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Features White Chocolate Cheesecake Swirled With Chunks Of Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Topped With White Chocolate Mousse And Sprinkled With Chopped Peppermint. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cheesecake Factory® sweetens the holiday season with gift cards, free slices of cheesecake, and the chance to win the Grand Prize of cheesecake for a year* (in the form of twelve $50 gift cards to The Cheesecake Factory) through a fun and interactive contest on Facebook®. America’s favorite casual dining restaurant also welcomes the return of its seasonal Peppermint Bark Cheesecake.
The Cheesecake Factory's Peppermint Bark Cheesecake features White Chocolate Cheesecake swirled with ...

The Cheesecake Factory's Peppermint Bark Cheesecake features White Chocolate Cheesecake swirled with chunks of Chocolate Peppermint Bark, topped with White Chocolate Mousse and sprinkled with Chopped Peppermint. (Photo: Business Wire)

With a menu that includes more than 200 made-from-scratch selections and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts that were distinguished as America’s best desserts in Zagat's 2012 National Restaurant Chains Survey, a gift card to The Cheesecake Factory is sure to be the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list. And to make the holiday season even sweeter, for every $25 gift card or eGift Card purchased online or at The Cheesecake Factory restaurants through December 24, 2012, guests will receive a Slice of Joy card redeemable for a complimentary slice of cheesecake from December 26, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

While dining at The Cheesecake Factory is always a fun and festive experience, the holidays can often be stressful. This year, The Cheesecake Factory is making those unbearable holiday moments sweeter with its Bad Holiday Moment Exchange contest on Facebook. To enter, fans are invited to share an essay or photo of their most awkward holiday moment on The Cheesecake Factory’s special application on Facebook by the end of the year. The essay or photo with the most “Likes” will win the Grand Prize. Additionally, those who enter will be eligible to win one of more than 2000 Slice of Joy cards. To enter click on the following link: Facebook.com/thecheesecakefactory.

“The holidays should be a joyful time to celebrate with friends and family,” said David Overton, Founder of The Cheesecake Factory. “This holiday season we are pleased to offer our Slice of Joy gift card program to provide guests an opportunity to enjoy a complimentary slice of cheesecake after the holidays while also reducing the stress and anxiety of gift giving.”

And it wouldn’t be the holidays without The Cheesecake Factory’s Peppermint Bark Cheesecake. The seasonal favorite features White Chocolate Cheesecake swirled with chunks of Chocolate Peppermint Bark, topped with White Chocolate Mousse and sprinkled with Chopped Peppermint. It makes a wonderful dessert for any holiday gathering and a great hostess gift, too. Whole cheesecakes can be purchased online and sent as a gift at www.TheCheesecakeFactory.com. Individual slices and whole cheesecakes are also available at all of The Cheesecake Factory locations.

Contest conditions apply. For complete eligibility requirements, how to enter, description of prizes, odds of winning, and full rules, visit www.facebook.com/thecheesecakefactory. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

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About The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company operates 175 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S., including 160 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 14 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. The Company also operates two bakery production facilities in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky Mount, NC that produce over 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and other baked products. For more information, please visit www.TheCheesecakeFactory.com.

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