The Cheesecake Factory is located inside the Sherman Oaks Galleria at the corner of Ventura and Sepulveda boulevards. It is a national chain of restaurants that began operation in 1972. The Cheesecake Factory features American cuisine and is known for its many flavors of cheesecake. Reservations are accepted, and there is free parking with validation. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner and has indoor and outdoor seating.