Cheesecake Factory Set to Open Early Summerby Lillia Callum-Penso
Greenville, SC – The Cheesecake Factory has stirred quite the excitement in Greenville. The rumors of the popular restaurant with its genre bending menu have been swirling for several years. Those rumors were confirmed in mid-January with an official announcement from Haywood Mall that the restaurant would be moving into the former Panera Bread space this year.
The 8,560 square foot restaurant is set to open early this summer, according to Alethea Rowe, senior director of public relations & brand management with The Cheesecake Factory. The restaurant will have seating for 210 people, and plans call for a patio inside the mall, as well as one outside, with seating for 50 additional people.
While representatives on The Cheesecake Factory side have remained relatively tight lipped about any plans to open in Greenville, Rowe said the city has actually been on the company’s radar for about six or seven years.
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