The Cheesecake Factory prepares to make its Canadian debut at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Famed American restaurant The Cheesecake Factory® will continue its worldwide expansion this year by breaking ground with its first location in Toronto. The full-service restaurant popular for its encyclopedic menu and over 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts will open in the fall of 2017 in Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
Spanning over 10,400SF with two covered patios, The Cheesecake Factory location will feature imported limestone floors and custom wood columns, hand-painted murals and modern lighting — décor that is as creative and imaginative as the menu itself. Food-wise, the restaurant will offer its famous menu that includes: “super” foods, pizzas, glamburgers® & sandwiches, pastas, steaks, chops, fish & seafood, skinnylicious®, Sunday brunch, all handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients.
“For nearly 40 years, The Cheesecake Factory has been known for creating delicious, memorable experiences for tens of thousands of Canadians visiting the U.S.,” said David Overton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “We are now delighted to be expanding into Canada and are looking forward to opening in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the Fall.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Canada’s first The Cheesecake Factory at Yorkdale” said Claire Santamaria, General Manager, Yorkdale Shopping Centre. “Elevating the customer experience is paramount at Yorkdale. The addition of this much-anticipated restaurant will be enthusiastically received by our customers.”
Born of humble roots in Detroit, Michigan inspired by one woman’s passion for making great cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory opened its first location as a bakery in Los Angeles in 1972. Credited for creating the upscale casual dining segment with the opening of its first restaurant in 1978, The Cheesecake Factory fast established a reputation for providing creative, innovative menu items – as well as an inviting atmosphere and of course over 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts.