CAKE Our Meeting with Management in Calabasas

By Mark Kalinowski Published on December 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM

We recently met with The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE; Neutral) — including CFO Matthew Clark; Senior Director, Investor Relations Stacy Feit; and Senior Financial Analyst, Investor Relations Heather Livingston — in Calabasas, California. We thank them for their time! Topics of interest that we asked about include North Italia (an acquisition of which could transform the company quite meaningfully) and wage inflation (particularly important for a company which owns and operates 100% of its U.S. restaurants). We maintain our Neutral rating on CAKE, and note the following:

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