The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated engages in the operation of restaurants. The company produces cheesecakes and other baked products for own restaurants and international licensees, as well as external foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. As of August 5, 2019, it owned and operated 219 restaurants in the United States, including Puerto Rico and Canada comprising 202 restaurants under the Cheesecake Factory name; 14 restaurants under the Grand Lux CafÃ© name; and 2 restaurants under the RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen name and 1 restaurant under the Social Monk Asian Kitchen mark name. In addition, 21 The Cheesecake Factory branded restaurants in the Middle East, Mexico, the Chinese Mainland, and the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong were operated by third parties under licensing agreements. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California.