Necessity is the mother of invention for famous Mason jar dessert.
Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store began in a shared-use commercial kitchen in 2011, when Buresh decided to let go of the nine-to-five and open his own business.
The space allowed Steve to produce enough cheesecake to sell at local farmers markets. When people began to take notice of his decadent creamy cheesecakes, Buresh seized on the opportunity to take his business to the next level.
Steve decided to begin selling his cheesecakes in a food truck he called “The Cheesecake Mobile.” This modified van required Steve to rethink the traditional cheesecake slice. He wanted to serve his customers a product that was mess-free and portable. After much trial and error, Steve perfected his unique mason jar method. The concept was something completely new and attracted customers across Chicagoland “pop-up stops.”
The packaging isn’t the only thing that makes Steve’s cheesecakes stand out. Steve offers more than 20 delicious cheesecake flavors. Among his offerings: chocolate hazelnut, maple bacon, unicorn tears, horchata, birthday cake batter, cannoli, and peanut butter chip. Gluten-free and sugar-free cheesecakes are available upon request. All cheesecakes are offered in a variety of sizes.
In 2015, Steve was able to open his first store in Plainfield, Illinois. Here, his menu expanded to include much more than just cheesecake. Steve Buresh’s Cheesecake Store & Sandwich Shop included hot pressed sandwiches, wraps and salads, specialty macaroni, soups, and drinks alongside his famous cheesecake.
Today, Steve owns a store in Plainfield and Oswego, offering both communities fresh, quality eats and treats. Both stores are open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can order online and get their food delivered through the Uber Eats and Door Dash apps.