The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has been recognized as one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For for the eleventh consecutive year, according to Fortune Media and Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture.

The company ranked 40th on the list, which recognizes companies that create a great employee work experience for all that transcends race, gender, age, disability status or any aspect of employee identity.

The prestigious list is determined in large part by a confidential employee survey measuring key attributes that describe an outstanding work experience and create a great culture including high levels of trust, communication, respect, pride and teamwork, as well as employees feeling they make a difference, and that their work is meaningful.

“The Cheesecake Factory is very honored to be named on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the eleventh year in a row,” says David Overton, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “Since opening our first restaurant in Beverly Hills in 1978, we have strived to create a very special company culture, so this award is particularly meaningful. I extend my sincerest appreciation to each of our more than 47,000 staff members and managers for their continued dedication to maintaining our culture while taking great care of our guests and each other.”