The Cheesecake Factory Inc. has acquired a 37-acre site in Charlestown, Ind., where it plans to develop its third bakery production facility, the company said Wednesday.
The Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based casual-dining company said the facility will complement existing production plants at its headquarters in California and in Rocky Mount, N.C.
“Once constructed, the facility will produce The Cheesecake Factory’s world-famous cheesecakes and signature bakery products for its restaurants and other foodservice wholesalers, retailers and distributors, in addition to providing anticipated distribution efficiencies for the company,” the company said in an announcement.
Other restaurant brands, such as Lexington, Ky.-based Fazoli’s and Chicago-based Flat Top Grill, have deployed Cheesecake Factory products.
“We are very pleased to locate our new bakery production facility in Charlestown, Ind.," said David Overton, founder, chairman and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory, in a statement. "This year is the 51st anniversary of my parents opening the first Cheesecake Factory Bakery, and it also marks the 45th anniversary of opening our first restaurant in Beverly Hills [Calif.]. Over the last half century, our desserts have developed a reputation around the world, and we are so pleased that we’ll have a third bakery production facility to support our domestic and international growth into the future."
The company said it worked closely with the River Ridge Development Authority to complete the land acquisition within the River Ridge Commerce Center. The next phase of the project will begin next year, it said.
“This commitment by The Cheesecake Factory to bring its bakery production facility to River Ridge is a major moment for the commerce center and exemplifies the investment and rapid growth we’re creating on the Charlestown side of River Ridge,” said Jerry Acy, River Ridge Development Authority executive director.
The Cheesecake Factory is scheduled to release third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
The Cheesecake Factory owns and operates 324 restaurants throughout the United States and Canada under brands including The Cheesecake Factory, North Italia and a collection within the Fox Restaurant Concepts business. Internationally, 31 Cheesecake Factory restaurants operate under licensing agreements.
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