New York City Getting Its First Cheesecake Factory

Junior's, Lindy's and Eileen's are all about to get some big cheesecake comeptition.

The Cheescake Factory is set to open its first New York City location at the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst, according to the Queens Courier.

The chain restaurant is expected to open by the end of this year. According to the Courier, the restaurant will seat about 180 people inside with an additional 48 seats outside. The restaurant is expected to be in a space formerly occupied by a Verizon Wireless and The Children's Place.

“We’re pleased that Cheesecake Factory is going to join us at Queens Center,” said John Scaturro, senior manager of marketing at Queens Center mall told the Courier. “They’re going to be able to provide a nice new dining alternative for our community.”

The plans for the restaurant are expected to be formally revealed at a Community Board 4 meeting on Tuesday.

The Cheesecake Factory opened its first location in Beverly Hills in 1978. The chain has grown to nearly 200 locations nationwide. The chain offers dozens of styles of cheesecake along with other desserts and main courses.

There are several Cheesecake Factory locations in malls in New Jersey, Westchester County and on Long Island. 

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