Bendel to president, c.o.o. of Cheesecake Factory

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CALABASAS HILLS, CALIF. — The Cheesecake Factory, Inc. has named Russell W. Bendel as president and chief operating officer of The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, Inc. as well as an executive officer of the company.

The appointment is effective Sept. 3.

"Russ will lead a talented restaurant operations team, and we are looking forward to leveraging his sills in taking our already exceptional restaurant operations to an even higher level, while continuing to deliver and unparalleled guest experience," said David Overton, chairman and chief executive officer.

Most recently, Mr. Bendel was president and c.e.o. of Mimi’s cafe and was previously with OSI Restaurant Partners Inc.

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