MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 30: The exterior of The Cheesecake Factory store photographed on November 30, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images)
How The Cheesecake Factory's Brown Bread Gets Its Signature Look
By Nico Danilovich
The brown bread of the Cheesecake Factory is memorable with its soft texture, speckled grains, and sweet taste. It has a mouthwatering aroma that sends waiters scurrying across vast restaurants to refill complimentary bowls, and it disappoints takeout diners whenever bread's not included in their order.
The bread's caramel coloring gives it its dark brown shade, along with barley, brown sugar, molasses, rye, and wheat which help complete the look. The rustic-looking loaf has an implied healthiness, mainly due to the oat topping, and it entices people into thinking they are making a nutritional choice.
Folks guessed cocoa was responsible for the bread's color, but after the business put the bread on store shelves, the nutritional information and ingredient list became public knowledge. This sparked a Class Action lawsuit for allegedly misleading consumers with the bread's whole-grain presentation while using not-so-whole-grain wheat flour.