BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Bloomfield Hills-based Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE:TCO) announced today that The Cheesecake Factory, the perennially popular, palate-pleasing full-service restaurant, bakery and bar, will open its first Michigan location at Taubman-owned Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi later this year.
Known for its extensive menu, generous portions and legendary desserts, The Cheesecake Factory offers more than 250 menu selections. Appetizers, seafood, steaks, salads, sandwiches, small plates and snacks are made in-house, from scratch daily. More than 50 lower calorie “SkinnyLicious” selections are featured, and no meal is complete without trying any of the more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts distinguished as America’s “best desserts” in Zagat’s 2012 National Restaurant Chains Survey. Specialty coffee drinks, a full bar with handcrafted cocktails, lavish decor and a high-energy atmosphere make The Cheesecake Factory a memorable dining experience.
The Cheesecake Factory can be found in nearly three dozen states, but Twelve Oaks Mall will be the popular chain’s first Michigan location.
“Having grown up in Detroit and watched my parents start their cheesecake business here in the 1950s, opening a Cheesecake Factory at Twelve Oaks feels like a true homecoming,” said David Overton, founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory Inc.
The Twelve Oaks restaurant is expected to open later this year. Its distinctive decor will feature French limestone floors and decorative columns, hand-painted murals, contemporary lighting and an abundance of cherry wood. The 8,430-square-foot restaurant will accommodate approximately 225 guests and another 60 on the patio.
“The Cheesecake Factory will undoubtedly be a huge favorite with our shoppers, and we’re delighted that Twelve Oaks was selected as its first Michigan location,” said William Taubman, chief operating officer of Taubman Centers.