Liquor for Cheesecake Factory sought
By Mike Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org October 12, 2012 5:54PM
The soon-to-open Cheesecake Factory in Orland Park is seeking a liquor license. | File photo
Updated: November 16, 2012 6:12AM
Orland Park trustees on Monday will consider liquor licenses for Cheesecake Factory, which plans to open in December in Orland Square Mall, as well as for Baker’s Square.
Cheesecake Factory is requesting a full liquor license that would allow it to sell beer, wine and hard liquor, according to a village document. The license for Baker’s Square, 14651 S. LaGrange Road, would allow the restaurant to sell beer and wine only.
Both are on the agenda for Monday’s village board meeting.
Cheesecake Factory is renovating the former Jos. A. Bank space on the mall’s lower level, near Macy’s. Village officials previously said the restaurant would open before year’s end, but signs at the mall indicate simply a “December 2012” opening so it’s unclear whether Cheesecake Factory would be serving customers before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear.
It would be the first Cheesecake Factory in the Southland. The company has restaurants in Lincolnshire, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Skokie and on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. According to the company’s website, its restaurants offer some 200 menu items, including appetizers, pizza, seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta, along with about 40 varieties of cheesecake and other baked desserts.
The 11,000 square-foot Orland Park restaurant will seat 290 people.