The Cheesecake Factory has arrived in Snohomish County, with a soft opening Friday at Alderwood Mall.
The public grand opening is set for Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Guests at Friday’s soft opening included mall patrons as well as members of the community representing law enforcement, firefighters and military personnel, said Joseph Phillips, regional vice president.
The restaurant is 8,800 square feet, plus another 1,700 square feet for the patio area.
There are over 300 menu items.
Seating is available for 352 guests.
This is the fifth Cheesecake Factory in Washington state (others are in Seattle, Bellevue, Tukwila, and Tacoma), and the 199th overall restaurant in the U.S. and Canada.
The Alderwood location employs over 300 staff members.
The restaurant is located at 3000 184th St. S.W., Ste. 1140 and has these hours of operation:
Mon-Thur: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fri: 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Sat: 10 a.m. to midnight
Sun: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
— Photos by David Carlos