The Cheesecake Factory Coming To Estero

Well, this is exciting news.  It looks like Lee County is getting The Cheesecake Factory in Coconut Point later this year.  This will be Lee County’s first location.  The Naples location opened in 2005 at The Coastland Center Mall.

A spokesperson for Coconut Point told Business Observer FL,  The Cheesecake Factory will move into the space previously occupied by Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill which closed in December 2019.

The Cheesecake Factory is a California based restaurant chain, with over 200 restaurants nationwide.  They’re known for their huge menu selection, famous brown bread, and of course Cheesecake.

With more than 250 items on the menu, it may be hard to believe that we make things fresh and from scratch in each restaurant – but it’s true! Our prep kitchens are one of the busiest spots in our restaurants, and it’s where the magic begins every day.

In the 1940s, Evelyn Overton found a recipe in her local Detroit newspaper that inspired her “Original” cheesecake.

Everyone loved her recipe so much she decided to open a small bakery, but eventually gave it up to focus on raising her children, David and Renee. She moved her baking equipment to her basement kitchen and continued to sell cakes to some of the best restaurants in town.

In 1972, Evelyn and her husband Oscar moved to Los Angeles to try one last time to have their own business. With the last of their savings, they opened The Cheesecake Factory Bakery and began selling Evelyn’s cheesecakes to restaurants throughout L.A.

Their son David decided to open a restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1978 to showcase his mother’s cakes. Somehow, he just knew that a restaurant with an extensive dessert menu would be a hit. There was a line out the door on opening day. More than forty years later, many say the line has never stopped!

Source:  The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory Coming To Estero


Here Are The Best Restaurants In Fort Myers Of 2022

Here Are The Best Restaurants In Fort Myers Of 2022, according to Yelp.

Hungry?  If not, you will be when you’re done reading this.  We promise.

There are so many options when it comes to dining out here in Fort Myers.  No matter what it is you might have a hankering for, you’ll find it in Southwest Florida.  We’re a foodies dream, in a smaller town.  What more could we ask for?

So, with the year winding down (so crazy it’s almost over already), we wanted to know, where are the best places in Fort Myers for a delicious meal?

Since we aren’t experts in the food game, we took to the crew over at Yelp for help with the list, based on user reviews.

From seafood, to breakfast to a great steak or exotic cuisine or maybe a quick burrito or bowl, we’ve got it all covered in the list below, of  the best restaurants in Fort Myers of 2022.  There are plenty of options for a romantic date night, a fun family night out or a quick meal alone.

So, now that all of our mouths are watering and we are dying to know where we should go for dinner tonight, we’ll get to the list.

Bon Appetit!