has baked its way to a customer following that required the family-run business to open a second location.
The new store at 6548 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield takes Peteet’s to another, busier part of Oakland County than the original Oak Park location, which opened in 2010.
Peteet’s cakes, which come in 90 flavors, including gluten-free and kosher options, are also sold in restaurants and bakeries in metro Detroit.
The new store is the latest chapter in a family story centered around the use of cheesecake to rebuild the Peteet family’s livelihood after the death of a father and loss of the family real estate business. Son Patrick Peteet, founder of Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes, helped the family avoid financial devastation and pull through grief by using his cheesecake recipe to start a business. He envisions selling Peteet’s from multiple locations and possibly franchising.
In the meantime, he is celebrating the excitement and warm reception for his new location. Read the Metromode story, “How Cheesecake Saved a Family’s Future.”
Source: Peteet’s Famous Cheese Cakes
Writer: Kim North Shine