By the Daily Post staff
The Cheesecake Factory is closing its doors after almost 14 years of serving up generous portions of food in downtown Palo Alto next month, leaving locals to travel to San Mateo or Santa Clara to indulge in the national chain’s massive menu.
The restaurant’s last day of operation at 375 University Ave. will be May 26.
“We are working with our staff to help transition them to other opportunities, including transfers to our other area restaurants,” Cheesecake Factory spokeswoman Alethea Rowe said in a statement. “We have enjoyed being part of the Palo Alto community and hope to continue to serve all of our Palo Alto guests at our nearby restaurant locations.”
The two-story, 13,000-square-foot building was renovated to house the Cheesecake Factory in 2003.
Rowe did not say why the restaurant was closing or when the lease was set to run out.
The landlords, Roxy and Chase Rapp, did not return a request for comment.
The restaurant offers up more than 30 varieties of cheesecake along with steak, pasta, hamburgers, seafood, pizza, salads and brunch food.
The Cheesecake Factory also serves beer, wine and dozens of cocktail options.