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13 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cheesecake Factory’s Cheesecake

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: In the 1940s, Detroit resident Evelyn Overton found a recipe for cheesecake in her local newspaper. She tried it out and perfected the recipe, and her go-to dessert was a hit with everyone she served it to. They got such rave reviews that she eventually opened her own small cheesecake shop in Michigan before eventually moving to Los Angeles to grow the business.

The original recipe came from a newspaper

In the 1940s, Detroit resident Evelyn Overton found a recipe for cheesecake in her local newspaper. She tried it out and perfected the recipe, and her go-to dessert was a hit with everyone she served it to. They got such rave reviews that she eventually opened her own small cheesecake shop in Michigan before eventually moving to Los Angeles to grow the business.

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