The Cheesecake Factory to open first Canadian location at Yorkdale
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:42AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:15PM EDT
Torontonians who salivate over the idea of a meal at The Cheesecake Factory will no longer have to wait until their next Buffalo shopping excursion to enjoy a slice.
The U.S. chain known for its extensive menu, large portions, and of course, decadent cheesecake slices, will be opening its first Canadian location this fall at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
The mall posted the news on its Twitter feed Wednesday morning.
According to a new release, the restaurant will take up more than 10,400 square feet, will feature two covered patios and will boast “decor that is as creative and imaginative as the menu itself.”
In terms of food, the restaurant will offer a menu nearly identical to that in the U.S. It will include the signature “super” foods, pizzas, hamburgers, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, fish and seafood, “skinnylicious” lighter options, and Sunday brunch.
“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.,” The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated CEO David Overton said in the statement. “We are now delighted to be expanding into Canada and are looking forward to opening in Yorkdale Shopping Centre in the Fall.”
According to a spokesperson for the company, the timing of the Canadian location was a matter of finding “the right location.”
The first Cheesecake Factory restaurant opened in 1978 in Beverly Hills, CA. and the chain has since grown to nearly 200 locations.
While the Yorkdale restaurant will be the chain’s first venture into Canada, other Cheesecake Factory restaurants have opened in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, Mexico and China.