FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SLOMANN CHERYL 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC [ CAKE ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Principal Accounting Officer
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/30/2021
(Street)
CALABASAS HILLS, CA 91301
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  4/30/2021    M(1)    7500  A $48.01  14151  I  By Trust (2)
Common Stock  4/30/2021    S(1)    7500  D $61.5682 (3) 6651  I  By Trust (2)
Common Stock                 17430 (4) D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $48.01  4/30/2021    M        7500   3/5/2016  3/5/2023  Common Stock  7500  $0  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by the reporting person on March 12, 2021.
(2)  Shares held by the Mark D. and Cheryl M. Slomann Trust u/a 4/7/1997 of which the reporting person and her spouse are trustees.
(3)  The price reported within column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions ranging from $60.51 to $62.31, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to CAKE Corporation, any security holder of CAKE Corporation, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in footnote (3) to this Form 4.
(4)  Shares of restricted stock subject to forfeiture.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SLOMANN CHERYL
26901 MALIBU HILLS ROAD
CALABASAS HILLS, CA 91301


Principal Accounting Officer

Signatures
Cheryl Slomann by Scarlett May, her attorney in fact 5/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date