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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

FoodWire: My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe Opens Tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 3:13 PM

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Opening tomorrow morning at 6451 Clayton Road is My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe, a Cape Girardeau-based business. Here, from the company's own Web site, is the story behind the name:
My Daddy's Cheesecake's rich, creamy cheesecake always won well deserved raves from Professor Tom Harte's family and friends. When his daughter started waitressing as a summer job, she convinced "Daddy" to bake "just four cakes each week" for a restaurant in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. With equal persuasion she suggested that her customers try a slice of "my daddy's cheesecake" for dessert. Before long, other waiters and waitresses began using the line and the name stuck. Soon demand for the cheesecakes grew and My Daddy's Cheesecake became the dessert sensation of Southeast Missouri. But that was not enough for the dessert enthusiasts. Tom went on to win the Best New Dessert of the Year award in 1990 and 1991 in the National Gorman Baking Contest.

In 1996, on My Daddy's 9th birthday, a new "Daddy", Wes Kinsey, took over the fast, growing, and established business. Wes is a veteran baker and graduate of Wilton School of Confectionery Arts in Chicago, Illinois. Wes started baking and decorating cakes in 1973.
The menu includes breakfast and lunch items as well as cheesecake. My Daddy's Cheesecake is open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.

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