Everyone loves a good cheesecake, but it takes a real expert to be able to make one on their own. For the folks over at Junior's, their famed recipe has been the same for the past 70 years because, well, if it's not broken, don't fix it!
Junior's opened up in 1950 and hasn't changed their recipe since then, although some of the functions throughout their assembly line have been updated with the help of machines. One robot swirls fruit flavor into cheesecakes with the machine's motion being green-screened from an action worker to ensure its done correctly.
Even with such updates, the same secret combination and ratio of cream cheese, heavy cream, and sugar is used to this day, and the factory goes through six million pounds of cream cheese each year. That's the stuff that dreams are made of.
What sets Junior's apart from other cheesecake bakeries is the variety of flavors including blueberry, strawberry, raspberry swirl, devil's food, red velvet, and so many more. Those flavors—and the fact that every cheesecake has a special sponge cake base—are what keep fans coming back for more.
Prior to opening up the seven-acre factory in 2015, all of Junior's cheesecakes were made in Brooklyn or Queens. Now, the factory helps bake cheesecakes that are then shipped to retailers nationwide. Those who are in the Burlington, NJ, area can go to the Junior's factory to pick up a slice or a full cheesecake at a discounted price due to cracks and slight errors that happen during production. Those across the country can find Junior's at retailers like Costco or can order their own through Goldbelly.
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