My Daddy's Cheesecake's rich, creamy homemade cheesecake always won well deserved raves from Professor Tom Harte's family and friends in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. While waitressing during a summer job, Tom’s daughter convinced her "Daddy" to bake a few cakes each week to serve in the restaurant. With equal persuasion, she suggested that her customers try a slice of "my daddy's cheesecake". Before long, others 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.
In the mid-90’s, Wes Kinsey, a veteran baker and graduate of Wilton School of
Confectionery Arts, took over the fast growing business. Wes helped grow the business with his partners Kevin & Susan Stanfield and their family, who became involved in the business in the Spring of 2004. The team have expanded the name to now become a national indulgence.
In October, 2006, we opened our new 5,500 square foot state-of-the-art corporate store and production facility. We transformed our stand alone bakery concept into a bakery and café, serving Scrumptious Southern Style breakfast entrees and Hearty Toasted Deli sandwiches during the lunch and dinner hour. The new Broadview location will act as the flagship store and the epicenter of the My Daddy's Cheesecake business model, franchise concept and production facility.
In July of 2015 My Daddy’s Cheesecake partnered with Saint Francis Medical Center and opened The Friends Café in their new lobby which features our menu & desserts, creating a central location for patients’ families, visitors and friends to gather for a snack or in respite from the patient care environment.
To say that these are exciting times would surely be an understatement. After over 20+ years of growth, My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Café is poised to embark on its most aggressive expansion plan to date: the franchise arm of River City Desserts. We are currently in the process of identifying and developing new markets for our program throughout the Midwest.
As we approach our quarter-century anniversary, the success of
My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Café is best exhibited through our people, our proprietary recipes, use of only the finest ingredients, and our passion to create the absolute best quality product and
experience for our customers.
Now you, too, can enjoy these incredibly rich desserts. My Daddy's Cheesecake also makes it easy for you to share them with friends and family across the United States with nationwide mail order service! You can trust the quality and design of each dessert because each one is still made by My Daddy.
Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first!