Cheesecake Factory reports weak 4Q sales

Company says sales hurt by weather, holiday timing

Bad winter weather and the timing of the holidays put a damper on The Cheesecake Factory’s fourth quarter same-store sales, the company said Tuesday.

Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based The Cheesecake Factory Inc. said same-store sales rose a modest 0.9 percent for the quarter ended Dec. 28. If not for the weather and holiday shift, however, the company said same-store sales would have increased 2.1 percent for the quarter.

Revenue for the quarter totaled $417 million

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