Michigan's First The Cheesecake Factory Coming To Twelve Oaks Mall

      Michigan's First The Cheesecake Factory Coming To Twelve Oaks Mall

Popular chain's founder & former Detroiter says opening will be a "true

PR Newswire

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Feb. 22, 2013

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, willopen its first Michigan location at Taubman-owned Twelve Oaks Mall
in Novi later this year.

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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 inDetroitand 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 theU.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 inCalabasas Hills,Calif.andRocky Mount,N.C. that produce more
than 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and other baked products. To learn
more about the Company, visitwww.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

About Taubman
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'sU.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 hasmore than 60 years of experience in the shopping center industry.
For more information about Taubman, visitwww.taubman.com.

For ease of use, references in this press release to "Taubman Centers,"
"company," "Taubman" or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc.
and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is
actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc.
itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect
management's current views with respect to future events and financial
performance. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made
as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes
available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those
expected because of various risks and uncertainties. You should review the
company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Risk
Factors" in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent
quarterly reports, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

SOURCE Taubman Centers, Inc.

Website: http://www.taubman.com
Contact: Karen Mac Donald, Taubman, Director, Communications, +1-248-258-7469,
kmacdonald@taubman.com; Susan Pasarow/Wendi Shapiro/Jenny Burke/Lydia You of
Murphy O'Brien Public Relations, +1-310-453-2539, cheesecake@murphyobrien.com
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