By Elena Kadvany
Cheesecake Factory Palo Alto to closeUploaded: Apr 9, 2018
After more than a decade of serving its vast menu at 375 University Ave. in Palo Alto, The Cheesecake Factory will close in May.
Alethea Rowe, senior director of public relations, said in a statement that the company decided to "terminate" its lease in Palo Alto. She declined to comment on why or when the lease was set to expire.
The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Palo Alto. Palo Alto Weekly file photo.
The Cheesecake Factory's last day will be Saturday, May 26. Rowe said the company is working with the staff "to help transition them to other opportunities, including transfers to our other area restaurants."
The local outpost of the national chain opened in 2003.
Above: The Cheesecake Factory celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2004 with a Godiva chocolate cheesecake. Palo Alto Weekly file photo.