In The Spirit Of Sharing And Giving This Holiday Season, On Thanksgiving Day More Than 3,000 The Cheesecake Factory® Staff Members Will Join Together In 13 Cities Around The United States To Prepare And Serve Sit-down Meals At The Cheesecake Factory's 15th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast. (Photo: Business Wire)

In the spirit of sharing and giving this holiday season, on Thanksgiving Day more than 3,000 The Cheesecake Factory® staff members will join together in 13 cities around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down meals at The Cheesecake Factory's 15 th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast.

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In the spirit of sharing and giving this holiday season, on Thanksgiving Day more than 3,000 The Che ...

In the spirit of sharing and giving this holiday season, on Thanksgiving Day more than 3,000 The Cheesecake Factory® staff members will join together in 13 cities around the United States to prepare and serve sit-down meals at The Cheesecake Factory's 15th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cheesecake Factory's Thanksgiving Day Feast is sponsored by its charitable foundation and will take place at select Salvation Army locations coast to coast in Anaheim, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. More than 6,000 low-income individuals and families will be treated to a full-service, sit-down meal that includes freshly roasted turkey with all the trimmings and The Cheesecake Factory's famous seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake.

"The Cheesecake Factory values giving back to our communities around the country and we are honored to be serving our 15 th annual Thanksgiving Day Feast," said David Overton, Founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. "We're so thankful and appreciative of our staff members who volunteer their precious time on Thanksgiving to help us provide a special meal to the less fortunate."

In addition to enjoying a hot meal, invitees are once again able to partake in various arts and crafts activities during the Thanksgiving Day Feast. From creating festive fall-inspired headbands and themed coloring pages to decorating tree trunks with personal messages of thankfulness and well-wishes, these fun crafts will add to each family's memorable Thanksgiving experience.

The annual Thanksgiving Day Feast is one of several programs that The Cheesecake Factory has initiated to help support hunger-relief in America. 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 to aid those in need. Since the program's inception in 2007, The Cheesecake Factory has donated more than 3.9 million pounds of food. Additionally, The Cheesecake Factory has donated nearly $4.4 million to Feeding America®, the nation's largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks, through their partnership over the past eight and a half years.

As additional support for Feeding America, The Cheesecake Factory staff members nationwide participated in a Peanut Butter Drive during September's Hunger Action Month, collecting more than 225,000 pounds of peanut butter to benefit local Feeding America food banks. Peanut butter is a crucial item for food banks, supplying a protein-filled option for school lunches and meals for families.

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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 207 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, including 193 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 13 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, 13 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 2016, the Company was named to the FORTUNE Magazine "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list for the third consecutive year. To learn more about the Company, visit www.thecheesecakefactory.com.

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