Two namesake restaurants open as company prepares to accelerate FRC, North Italia openings
The Cheesecake Factory opened two new restaurants during November. Cheesecake Factory November openings include a restaurant in Coral Gables, Fla. and in Kentwood, Mich. Meanwhile, next year, the company plans to open more units out of its recently-acquired concepts than its namesake brand. About two-thirds of restaurants planned for 2020 will be Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC), including fast-casual Flower Child, and North Italia locations.
The polished, casual-dining chain’s restaurants feature imported limestone floors and custom wood columns, hand painted murals and modern lighting. The Cheesecake Factory also displays contemporary decor and features 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts. The Cheesecake Factory’s SkinnyLicious menu is one way the restaurant chain has been innovating its core menu over the past decade. Dishes from this lighter menu offer 250 options that contain 590 calories or less.
Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based The Cheesecake Factory opened its latest Michigan restaurant at 3191 28th Street Southeast, Suite B-121 in Kentwood. The chain also opened in Florida at 2418 Ponce De Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables. Moreover, these Cheesecake Factory November openings signal the company’s new store development forecast is holding.
According to a Q3 earnings call, the company should open another two Cheesecake Factory restaurants in the balance of 2019. Also, executives expect to open another Flower Child location in the fourth quarter. In addition, a North Italia restaurant opens, as well as two licensed, international units.
The Cheesecake Factory, 28th Street Southeast, Suite B-121, Kentwood, Mich. 49512
The Cheesecake Factory, 2418 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, Fla. 33134
Photo credit: The Cheesecake Factory
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