Referral Program

The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe, RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen

"You're SO Cheesecake" Referral Bonus Program

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Employee Referral Bonus Program is an exciting opportunity for current Restaurant, Corporate and Bakery staff to be rewarded for actively recruiting candidates from outside the organization. In an effort to ensure the referring party receives credit for their referrals, we have outlined the following program guidelines.

  • The referrer should direct the referred applicant to, directing him/her to list the referrer as the referral source on their application.
  • The referred candidate must make note of the referring party by name in their application.
  • The referral bonus will be submitted for payment to the referral bonus recipient following 30 days from the referred Staff Member's Start Date.
  • In order for the referral bonus to be paid, the referral hire and referral bonus recipient must be employed by The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated 30 days from the start date of the referral hire.
  • Referral Bonuses are "grossed up", i.e., if the bonus amount offered is $100, the payroll department will gross up (add more money to the amount) so that the amount the referral bonus recipient receives after taxes equals $100.
  • Hourly referral bonus amounts will vary by location and are assigned and offered at the discretion of Management.
  • Please note that the following individuals are not eligible for ‚Äča referral bonus:
    • Hiring Manager or those involved in the hiring decision
    • RVPs, CKOMs, ADOs, AKOMs, restaurant and kitchen managers.
    • Corporate/Bakery Directors, Senior Directors, VPs and SVPs

The following candidates, if referred, do not qualify under the Referral Bonus Program.  These include:

  • Internal Promotions – Internals that are promoted to another position
  • Rehires – Any manager or staff member hired, who was previously employed by The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
  • Temporary Hires
  • Co-Op or Internships – Any staff member who previously worked in a Co-Op or Internship capacity for The Cheesecake Factory and is hired on as a full-time employee at any time thereafter

Some positions may not have a bonus assigned; however, we are always accepting referrals.

If you need more information, or have any questions about the “You’re SO Cheesecake Referral Bonus Program”, please contact .