BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Incorporated.
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.
About The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company operates 177 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S., including 162 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 14 restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, three The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under a licensing agreement. The Company also operates two bakery production facilities in Calabasas Hills, Calif. and Rocky Mount, N.C. that produce more than 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and other baked products. To learn more about the Company, visit www.thecheesecakefactory.com.
About Twelve Oaks Mall
Twelve Oaks Mall is a major regional shopping center, conveniently located at the intersection of I-96 and Novi Rd. The center features nearly 200 shops and services along with Nordstrom, Macy's, Lord & Taylor, JCPenney, Sears and the Lifestyle Cafe Food Court. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit us at www.shoptwelveoaks.com.
Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 27 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman's U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield in Chesterfield, Mo.; The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Fla.; The Mall of San Juan in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and shopping malls in Xi'an, China and Hanam, South Korea. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. and Taubman Asia, the platform for Taubman Centers' expansion into China and South Korea, is headquartered in Hong Kong. Founded in 1950, Taubman has more than 60 years of experience in the shopping center industry. For more information about Taubman, visit www.taubman.com.
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