The Cheeseburger Record: The History of the Cheesecake Factory
By Chris HaysamThe Cheesecakes Factory is one of those classic American landmarks that’s just too good to be true.
The Cheezecake Factory was built in 1912 by the family of George and Rosalie Cheezecakes, a couple who had built a small restaurant in downtown St. Louis that served food from scratch in the late 1800s.
The store is a perfect example of the local, regional, and national influences that shape the St. James family, who are famous for their cheese and pastries.
It’s been the subject of numerous documentaries and books.
But its history is so rich and diverse that there’s a whole section dedicated to the Cheezes.
You could call it the Cheesy Archives.
The history is well documented.
Here’s a brief look at the Cheetahs history:The Cheezecaasters were born in 1887 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Their parents were Joseph and Lucille Cheezesca, and they lived in the same house on the same block as their brother George.
The brothers moved to St. Clair County in 1891.
At the time, the family was making its way from St. Joseph to St Louis, but George was a bachelor and didn’t want to marry.
He decided to try to start a farm on his own.
Lucille wanted to become a teacher and worked in a boarding school, but her husband was already a teacher, so he got a job at a grocery store.
He married Lucille’s sister Mary, who was a seamstress, and the two had three children, the youngest of whom was the Chezecakes’ first child, Joseph Jr. They were married for 25 years, and Joseph Jr., born in 1899, died at age 21.
Lucile was married once again, this time to George, who died in the hospital in 1926.
Lucine married another man in 1929, but they divorced in 1942.
Joseph Sr. was born in 1946, and his parents had two sons: Joseph Jr and Lucile.
Lucina had two children with George Jr., and she wanted to marry him, but she was not ready to leave her career at a small grocery store to be a stay-at-home mom.
She moved back to St Charles and worked as a waitress.
The family decided to leave the grocery store in 1947, and George Sr. went into the Army, which was a good thing because he didn’t have a job.
The young man was sent to an Army school in England and had his wings cut off during a tour.
He was sent back to Missouri, and Lucila stayed with her mother and brothers until he died in 1968.
Lucille and George Jr. became grandparents and the Cheazecakes went back to their hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Joseph Jr went on to college and joined the Marines.
Lucilla stayed at home with Joseph Jr, while Joseph Sr went to the University of Missouri.
Lucila was a homemaker, so Joseph Jr was never a great student, but he did well in school.
He graduated with honors in 1949 and went to college.
Lucilas sister Mary married George Sr and they had a daughter, Joanna.
Luciana stayed with Joseph Sr after he returned to the United States, and she took on a second job as a stay at home mom.
The couple moved to Minnesota, where George Sr went into banking and then opened a bank in Minneapolis.
George Sr got sick and died in 1960.
He left a wife and two sons.
The wife left in 1971, and her son went into business and later opened a grocery chain in St Louis.
In the late 1970s, the Cheazy family moved to the city of St Louis where they opened a bakery, and in 1988 George Sr died.
In 1993, George Sr’s son, Joseph Sr., passed away.
Lucia and Joseph Sr divorced in 1997, and now Joseph Jr is in the custody of his mother.
Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in history and economics from the University.
Luca has a masters degree in education from the university.
The story of their family is one filled with love, hard work, and hard work in all areas of life.
The Cheazes have lived in St Charles for nearly 90 years, having opened up shop on the corner of West and St. Clare streets.
Joseph and his wife are still busy with their family business, and as for the Chezeecakes?
Lucille and Joseph are retired and live in St James, where Joseph Jr goes to school.
In 2008, the couple was featured on an episode of “The Cheesy Mysteries,” which was aired on the History Channel.