The one and only Eli’s Cheesecake, considered a Chicago food icon, could be the largest specialty cheesecake bakery in the country, producing more than 15,000 products a day at its 62,000-sq.-ft. Cheesecake World state-of-the-art bakery/retail shop/visitors’ center.
Eli Schulman a renowned Chicago restaurateur famous for his award-winning restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, had a dream of one day taking his tasty signature cheesecake dessert to new heights. A legend in Chicago for 39 years, the restaurant was a hit and so was the dessert. Customers proclaimed the cheesecake “Chicago’s finest.” But could Eli Schulman ever have dreamed that his cheesecakes would one day be the subject of online videos, be featured on the Home Shopping Network; or be the subject of a social media smart-phone app?