Like most great stories, ours began with a dream. An excellent cook, Evelyn Overton & her husband, Oscar, dreamed of having a successful family business. Evelyn’s passion for baking soon led to the creation of her original cheesecake, a hit with everyone who tried it. By the early 1950s, while raising their two young children, Evelyn converted their basement into a professional bakery and supplied her original cheesecakes to the best local restaurants in Detroit, MI. With their children grown, Evelyn and Oscar decided to move their business westward. With the last of their savings, they opened a small bakery in Los Angeles to sell their original cheesecakes. It was 1972. They called the bakery The Cheesecake Factory®. The original cheesecake led to an original restaurant, unique to this day, and in 1978 The Cheesecake Factory restaurant opened in Beverly Hills, California. With little knowledge of how to run a full scale restaurant but lots of intuition into what makes a great dining experience, their son David set out to offer their guests an experience they wouldn’t soon forget – generous portions with unlimited, inventive menu selections. All were made with the freshest quality ingredients and served in a warm and casually comfortable setting. The restaurant was an immediate success! Just over 35 years later with close to 200 locations, the success of The Cheesecake Factory has even surpassed the Overtons’ wildest dreams making The Cheesecake Factory a great American success story.
Our Food: As you might imagine, our restaurant was built on the success of cheesecake, but thankfully we didn’t stop there! In addition to our 30 delicious flavors like our popular White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle® and Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake, we offer over 200 menu items that are made fresh from scratch each day. The moment you taste our food, you’ll know how important quality is to us. There truly is something for everyone at The Cheesecake Factory!
An exquisite new concept Coffee and Dessert Store; SmushKies is your everyday hangout spot, for a unique and relaxing experience in the heart of Mar Mikhael.
Our SmushKies are gourmet desserts made from freshly baked cookies smooshed with premium Italian gelato for mouthwatering effects.
The rooftop oasis in the heart of Hamra. Swim, drink and eat among the trees at Pool d’Etat – a beach in the city, and a world away!
Pool D’Etat is the funky sister of our favourite Gemmayze rooftop, Coop D’etat. With a full bar, an awesome pool and great vibes to kick back and relax to, Pool D’Etat is the perfect Beirut destination to enjoy some downtime.
Entry to the pool is a humble 10,000 L.L. on weekdays, and 20,000 L.L. on weekends, so you don’t need to break the bank for that summer glow.
OrsoBianco Gelateria was inspired by a mother’s desire to provide a healthy balanced diet to her children without depriving them of their favorite snack: “ice cream!”
OrsoBianco Gelateria’s healthy homemade gelato had its origins in a small kitchen home in the midst of the abundant green hills of Bsalim back in 2007. From the very start, OrsoBianco Gelateria was an immediate success.
Since then, it has expanded its production site by acquiring a state-of-the-art factory, fully equipped to the highest standard, to ensure a perfect production environment. Health is the dominant theme affecting the ice cream industry. This is why, we, at OrsoBianco Gelateria, follow new product development and innovation very closely by regularly attending international workshops and seminars, all over the world, specialized in artisan Italian gelato technology.
Staying one step ahead of evolving consumer tastes, OrsoBianco Gelateria constantly offers innovative flavors (limoncello, chocolate-whisky, red & wild berries…) along with the classic traditional ones (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lemon…). OrsoBianco Gelateria is committed to using only the freshest and finest quality ingredients in a strict quality control system. Indeed, OrsoBianco Gelateria’s mission is to create an ultra-premium traditional homemade gelato absolutely free from artificial flavors, additives and preservatives.