The Cheesecake Factory Coming to Fort Worth’s Sundance Square

  The Cheesecake Factory Coming to Fort Worth’s Sundance Square

Signing of Restaurant Well Positions Remainder of Former Barnes & Noble Space
                            for Soft Goods Retail

Business Wire

FORT WORTH, Texas -- May 30, 2014

Sundance Square has inked a deal with The Cheesecake Factory® to bring the
restaurant concept to the upscale 35-block multi-use development in downtown
Fort Worth. The restaurant will occupy more than 8,700 square feet at 215 East
4^th Street in a portion of the former Barnes & Noble space.

“The Cheesecake Factory is a well-known brand with a loyal fan base that local
residents and visitors alike will enjoy,” said Johnny Campbell, President and
CEO of Sundance Square. “This space is truly unique and very high profile. The
restaurant entrance will be at the corner of 4^th and Commerce with patio
seating along 4^th Street across from the Bass Performance Hall.”

In addition to the approximately 8,700-square-foot dining room, the restaurant
will boast 900 square feet of patio space. Details regarding the start of
construction for The Cheesecake Factory are pending.

“The Cheesecake Factory is one of the highest volume restaurant concepts in
the United States,” said Campbell. “This restaurant will bring a lot of foot
traffic to that corner of our development. We have 18,000 square feet of prime
space at 3^rd and Commerce Streets for soft goods retail. We have been talking
to several national retailers about the space and we anticipate this
announcement will escalate those conversations.”

When The Cheesecake Factory opens, the restaurant will be in good company with
Radio Shack, Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge, and Bird Café across the street.
Sundance Square announced last month national women’s retailer White House
Black Market will open a 3,800-square-foot store this summer on the first
floor of The Westbrook, a six-story building which opened last year.

Bill Booker, director of leasing with Sundance Square, negotiated the lease
for the development with Blatteis & Schnur handling duties for The Cheesecake
Factory.

Sundance Square is a vibrant, award-winning entertainment district spanning 35
blocks in downtown Fort Worth. The multi-use development attracts more than 10
million visitors each year. A one-acre outdoor plaza featuring two new
buildings, several restaurants, retail shops, water features, entertainment
areas, four 32-foot umbrellas, and covered seating opened last year. For more
information about Sundance Square, visit sundancesquare.com or follow the
business and entertainment development on Facebook.com/sundancesquare or
Twitter@sundancesquare.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated created the upscale casual dining segment
in 1978 with the introduction of its namesake concept. The Company operates
181 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S. and Puerto
Rico, including 169 restaurants under The Cheesecake Factory® mark; 11
restaurants under the Grand Lux Cafe® mark; and one restaurant under the
RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen® mark. Internationally, four The Cheesecake
Factory® restaurants operate under a licensing agreement. The Company also
operates two bakery production facilities in Calabasas Hills, CA and Rocky
Mount, NC that produce approximately 70 varieties of quality cheesecakes and
other baked products. In 2014, the Company was named to Fortune magazine’s
“100 Best Companies to Work For” list. To learn more about the Company, visit
www.thecheesecakefactory.com.

Contact:

Aardvark Communications
Carolyn Alvey, 972-423-4144
Carolyn@aardvarktx.com
 
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