The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated announced that Fortune magazine has recognized the company as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the third consecutive year. The Cheesecake Factory ranked No. 98, and is the only restaurant company on the list, which recognizes companies with a strong culture, determined primarily by an extensive employee survey that measures overall job satisfaction, engagement, pride, trust, and camaraderie in the workplace. 

“We are honored that The Cheesecake Factory is named on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year,” says David Overton, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “For more than 35 years, The Cheesecake Factory has been committed to creating a culture that fosters integrity, respect, responsibility and mutual trust. Receiving this award is a wonderful acknowledgment of our staff members’ and managers’ continuing commitment to these values.”

“The Cheesecake Factory has always recognized that people are our greatest resource,” adds David Gordon, president of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “Our more than 35,000 exceptional staff members and managers are the key ingredient to our success, and this award is a testament to their passion and dedication to making The Cheesecake Factory a truly special place to work.”

The complete 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list will be published in the March 15 edition of Fortune magazine that will arrive on newsstands starting March 7.

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