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Cheesecake Factory opening next week at Mall of Georgia

The Cheesecake Factory will officially open its doors December 10th at the Mall of Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Mall of Georgia Facebook)

The Cheesecake Factory will officially open its doors December 10th at the Mall of Georgia. (Photo courtesy of Mall of Georgia Facebook)

BUFORD — The Mall of Georgia’s newest restaurant will officially open next week — just in time for peppermint bark cheesecake.

The Cheesecake Factory’s first Gwinnett location will open for business at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Directly across from the current P.F. Chang’s restaurant, the 8,400-square-foot facility will mark the chain’s fifth in the Atlanta area and 168th nationwide.

Corporate spokeswoman Alethea Rowe said the restaurant will have 277 staff members.

“We’re just really excited to finally be opening,” she said.

Rowe didn’t have an exact date for when construction began, but said build-out on restaurants is typically only about 90 days. The company does not release the financial details of projects, she said.

The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Sunday brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rowe said staff is will be participating in trial runs on Thursday and Friday in anticipation of the opening.

Cheesecake Factory offers 250 dishes and more than 30 varieties of cheesecake — including a seasonal one made of white chocolate and swirled with chunks of chocolate peppermint bark, then topped with white chocolate mousse and more chopped peppermint.

“It’s right on time for peppermint bark cheesecake season,” Rowe said.