(KGTV/WMAR) - A national day focused on dessert lovers, what could be better?
Monday is National Cheesecake Day, and many restaurants -- including the Cheesecake Factory -- have some sweet deals on this special day!
Cheesecake Factory: For customers who dine in, anyone can get half off any slice of cheesecake. It's only good for one slice of cheesecake per customer.
And in addition to half price cheesecakes, the Cheesecake Factory is also rolling out two new flavors. First is the Very Cherry Ghirardelli Chocolate Cheesecake which is a cherry cheesecake on a layer of fudge cake, loaded with cherries and Ghirardelli chocolate.
The second sweet addition, Cinnabon Cinnamon Swirl cheesecake, features layers of Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake, vanilla crunch cake with cinnamon chips, and Cinnabon cream cheese frosting, topped with caramel.
Others offering deals on National Cheesecake Day:
Denny’s: Get 20 percent off their New York Style Cheesecake if you're a Denny's Rewards member. You can click here to sign up .
Olive Garden: Sign up for the restaurant's eClub and get a free dessert (when you order two entrees).
Some cheesecake facts you may not know:
According to Cheesecake.com , the first "cheese cake" may have been created over 4,000 years ago by the Greeks.
It was thought to be a good source of energy and evidence shows "cheese cake" was served to Greek athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C.
New York-style cheesecake was invented in the late 1800s by a man who was invited to a dinner party, "where the hostess served a cheese pie. Allegedly, he was so intrigued by this dish that he experimented with the recipe until he came up with the beloved NY Style cheesecake."