Since, probably, the only thing you really know about The Cheesecake Factory is which page of the menu the chicken piccata is listed on, here are 18 other Cheesecake Factory facts worth knowing, including the secret menu hack that Will. Change. Everything.
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18. The Cheesecake Factory invented carrot cake cheesecake
Seriously, it was a joke one-off for a friend, and now it's a staple. Huzzah.
19. The first test baker -- hired in 1977 -- is now the Vice President of Guest Experience
And they say there are no long-term careers anymore.
20. Secret menu alert: you can (and should) order a club sandwich and sub in brown bread
Have we said yet that the brown bread is magic? The brown bread is magic.
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Jeff Miller does not feel guilty saying one of his favorite lunches is Cheesecake Factory's Chinese chicken salad and like 50 brown breads. What's your order? Tell him at @jeffmillerla on Instagram and @ThrillistLA on Twitter.